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SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,162
5/11/13 9:23 A

You can't really find the sugar you eat in fruit but you can make low sugar fruit choices such as
Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries... actually any kind of berries which are low in sugar and have the least impact on blood sugar. Cherries are somewhat higher but they are also low carb. Other good choices are peaches, pears, plums, apples, oranges, kiwi.

All dried fruits are concerntrated with sugar and most citrus fruits are high in sugar except the grapefruit.The longer a banana sits around and ripens ...the higher the sugar content. Pineapple is also high...cantaloupes and watermelons also very high..just to name a few.

CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
5/11/13 6:39 A

Yes, you can eat too much of anything.
That's why it's good to track, and keep things in balance.

I found that I was heading for fruit as a snack, or 'just because'.

While fruit in itself is not a bad choice; it was taking the place of good veggies and other things my body needed. So that's where the problem arose - not that I was choosing terrible things; but that I wasn't balancing my menu to include good vegetables and other items, and just filling up on fruit

TERRI101959 SparkPoints: (22,625)
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5/11/13 6:32 A

I'm with GRAMCRACKER, I try to do 2 fruits a day (usually for my morning and afternoon snacks) and at least 3 veggies, usually not a problem. I don't think there's too many people out there overweight because they are eating too much fruit.

KAYSON25 SparkPoints: (147,155)
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5/11/13 4:29 A

I could live on fruit! I have to watch the number of servings or the calories for the day will be too high. It is easier to grab fruit than vegetables I guess and my sweet tooth calls out for fruit!LOL. I'm not saying I don't like vegetables, I do like almost all of them. Just lazy........ emoticon

SLASALLE SparkPoints: (250,786)
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5/10/13 8:04 P

I love fruit, and if I could would eat my 5-9 fruits/veggies a day in fruit. BUT (there's always the "but") fruits have more calories than veggies, generally speaking. So I've tried to focus on more veggies and even keel with the fruits.

Good luck!!

RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
5/10/13 9:06 A

Of course, and too much is all relative. As a diabetic, I limit myself to one serving a day, but I think the RDA is 3-5?

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5/10/13 8:58 A

of course it is possible to exceed your daily caloric requirements eating fruit

SLIMMERKIWI Posts: 25,946
5/10/13 1:30 A

It isn't correct to say "If you eat too much citrus fruit, it'll give you diarrhea." It may be true for some, but certainly not all. I used to eat MASSIVE amounts of fruit (think 12-14 serves daily) - citrus included, and have never had diarrhea from it.

As far as the question, can you eat too much fruit, then YES you CAN. In fact, that was one of the main reasons I ended up obese - THAT is what I had to cut back on :-(


FLAMEGLIMMER SparkPoints: (48,062)
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5/10/13 1:26 A

You can absolutely eat too much fruit. If you eat too much citrus fruit, it'll give you diarrhea. Too many fruits in general will lead to a high calorie intake.

The sugar in fruits is listed in the nutritional info, as part of the carbohydrates group. There's the total grams of carbs, then the grams of fibre and the grams of sugar.

GRAMCRACKER46 Posts: 1,660
5/9/13 8:52 P

Sure you can eat too much fruit. You can eat too much of anything. As for finding the amount of sugar in each fruit - that information is given for each fruit in the nutrition tracker. I eat about 2 fruits and 3 veggies a day....on a good day.

GRANNY45121 SparkPoints: (92)
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5/9/13 8:33 P

Can you eat to much fruit? Also how do you find the sugar in the fruit you eat.

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