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FIELDWORKING SparkPoints: (25,730)
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6/18/13 4:38 P

Oh my gosh, if someone told me to stay away from grapes, I'd be like Grumpy Cat and say, "No."

That's my randomness for the day.

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,660
6/18/13 2:53 P

I agree GDBEAR...
one does not have to "avoid" pineapple, grapes, oranges, etc.
There is "no" research to support that eating guideline.

Becky
SP Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Edited by: DIETITIANBECKY at: 6/18/2013 (16:44)
STDWYNWEN SparkPoints: (11,242)
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6/18/13 2:23 P

I ate bananas, grapes and oranges on a regular basis while consistently losing weight.

Just stay within the recommended servings of fruits and veggies a day and you'll be fine.

GDBEAR65 SparkPoints: (2,095)
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6/18/13 2:21 P

What's so wrong with bananas, grapes, oranges, peaches and pineapple? The plain fact of the matter is these fruits are good for you.When eaten in moderation there's no logical reason to avoid them. They are a great source of quick energy.

ITALIABELLA1 SparkPoints: (7,679)
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6/18/13 2:03 P

I have been following a nutrition plan that was laid out for me by a dietian. She says avoid bananas, grapes, oranges, peaches, and pineapples while trying to lose weight. And eat apples, berries, and pears in limited quantities to still enjoy fruit, but avoid the high sugar content.

JUSTEATREALFOOD Posts: 1,383
6/18/13 7:40 A

I agree with Frogman. Sugar is sugar, but sugar from fruit has vitamins and minerals so sugar from fruit is better for you than sugar from table sugar. One should always be mindful not to get an excessive amount of sugar in their diet. Blueberries, raspberries and strawberries are the best choices for fruit because they are the lowest in sugar and highest in nutrients by volume.

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,660
6/18/13 7:20 A

A serving of fruit has about 60 calories, and 15 grams of carbohydrate.
Some fruits contain more water (berries, melon); so 1 cup is the serving size.
Some fruits contain less water, are more dense (banana, apple); so 1/2 cup is a serving.
All fruits are wonderful to include in your eating plan.

Becky

CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
6/18/13 6:55 A

Becky always gives the voice of reason.

There are 'better' fruits than others, I'd say.
Some have more sugar content.

Berries are lower, whereas there are others that are quite high in sugar content.
Just mix it up, and you'll likely be fine, and get a good balance of other nutrients as well

FROGMAN2013 SparkPoints: (1,747)
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6/17/13 3:30 P

The sugar you get from fruit is still sugar. But, fruit is loaded with so many other good nutrients, that fruit is still a good thing. So, yes, the sugar is bad, but fruit makes up for it in other ways.

Be mindful of the quantities. Eating eight dried apricots is like eating eight apricots worth of sugar! Even the Atkins low-carb people add back in fruits pretty early in the dieting process, and they are militant against sugar.

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,660
6/17/13 3:25 P

To monitor your intake, check out your SP carbohydrate range and your daily carbohydrate intake. The sugar in the fruit would be included in these carbohydrate amounts. Are you staying within these healthy ranges with your total food intake??

Becky

MEGAPEEJ Posts: 732
6/17/13 2:20 P

It's ok to get away from the mindset that any food is "bad", unless of course you're allergic to it or you have a medical condition that prohibits eating something!

Spark is all about enjoying food in moderation, portion control and staying within a certain range and getting your nutrients, not saying "no! not allowed!" or eliminating anything.

When people ask me how I stick with my plan, I tell them that I get to eat cake, I just don't get to eat ALL the cake. Nothing is "bad" or off limits.

KIMAGRANT2013 SparkPoints: (45)
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6/17/13 2:11 P

Thanks I know you can't just can't fruit but I was worried about them having a lot of sugar and that what I wanted to avoid but I love fruit.


DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,660
6/17/13 12:19 P

No.
However, there are still guidelines set as far as "how many servings" to include from this group daily.

Becky
SP Registred Dietitian



KIMAGRANT2013 SparkPoints: (45)
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6/17/13 12:08 P

Is the sugar you get from fruit bad?


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