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4/8/12 1:42 P

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Thanks so much for all of your replies, I really appreciate your ideas. :)

My name is Jacqueline but I prefer Jacqui :)

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4/5/12 8:39 A

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Thanks for the reply, Writefromhomw, you have summed it up nicely. I understand that. I dont tend to eat much fruit anyway, I have to remind myself to eat it. I also need to concentrate on filling up on more veggies. Always been a bit of a fussy eater but I am getting better. emoticon

My name is Jacqueline but I prefer Jacqui :)

I live in the South West of England

Trying to learn to eat to live not live to eat

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


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4/4/12 11:49 P

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From a nutritional point of view, we need both fruits and vegetables to get a good variety of our vitamins and minerals.

From a weight loss view, we need to eat more vegetables than fruits to avoid overdoing the carbs from fruits which are higher in sugar. Vegetables are almost a free food - except high starch veggies like white potatoes, peas, corn etc.

Eat both. Eat variety. Choose fruits high in fibre which slows the rate of carbo absorption into the body which creates glucose in blood.

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3/30/12 8:15 P

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I have always been a fruit eater over a veggies. It's probably because I love sweets!! I especially love fruit smoothies in the summer time. I make mine with unsweetened almond milk. Fruits are from nature and not man made processed junk. So I figured its gotta be good for you. It was great to read what others thought about it.

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3/30/12 10:43 A

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I've always preferred veg over fruit but lately I've been trying to incorporate more through smoothies (for years, I avoided smoothies because I didn't like them...finally, I've found a way to use / like them -- no dairy!).

I've noticed that I can consume more that way and I actually ENJOY them finally. I feel proud/ good about it and it might be only psychological but I think that I "feel" better for having 2-3 servings :)

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3/26/12 5:03 P

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I like ALL fruits, but since I'm trying to keep my carbs lower, I tend to consume a lot of berries more so than say apples or pears. But ALL fruits are good, they contain naturally occurring fructose, vitamins, minerals and good source of fiber.

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3/24/12 2:36 P

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Thanks for a great reply, that all makes sense to me emoticon

My name is Jacqueline but I prefer Jacqui :)

I live in the South West of England

Trying to learn to eat to live not live to eat

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


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3/24/12 8:12 A

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This is my opinion based on what I've read and what my common sense tells me:

Fruit has naturally occurring sugars, like fructose, but comes packaged in the 3:1 ration of fructose to fiber, so it appears that your body and brain are designed to process this at an appropriate rate...unlike, say..fruit juice that is the pure concentrated fructose. Your brain doesn't recognise fructose, and therefore doesn't shut down Leptin, the hormone that tells you you're full. Neither do artificial sweeteners, apparently, which is why recent studies have shown that drinking diet sodas without acompanying fiberous foods, actually stimulated appetites vs. helping people lose weight.

But, back to fruit. My general goal is the absence of lots of processed foods, table sugars, preservatives, etc. Fruit grows on trees, from the ground, etc. and is a "basic"...meaning, it came directly from the earth with very little interference unless someone is injecting fructose in them (which happens, by the way). My personal feelings? It's as naturally occuring as it gets, and as long as I are eating balanced meals throughout the day, I am liberal with them.

Note: As Iisten more to my body, I find that I take a more seasonal approach, and eat more fruit when they are in season...the warmer months.


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3/24/12 6:12 A

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I have posted this also in another of my teams as I would love to get everones opinions. I dont eat much fruit at the moment but I know the guidelines say one should eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day. However I have read things where people think that fruit is actually not something we should eat too much of. I am very confused and would like to know your opinions as to whether fruit should be a part of a healthy diet and if so how much? I cant believe that fruit shouldnt be included because it is a natural food?

Thanks :)


My name is Jacqueline but I prefer Jacqui :)

I live in the South West of England

Trying to learn to eat to live not live to eat

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


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