yes, but if you don't use the sugars, carbs, calories.. it does turn into fat. It's all about imput vs output. If you are working out enough the sugar has no chance to turn to fat because it is burned up, your body uses it for energy. But if you are taking a mild aproch to your exersise routine, chances are, you are already getting all the sugars and carbs you need (unless you are on a very low carb diet). Therefore, it doesn't get used up, and it does turn to fat. That's my problem anyway, I need to exersise more.
On another note I completely disagree with bluebirds comment about sugars turning straight into fat. That's just not true. Carbohydrates (sugars) are the first macromolecules your body will use to make energy.
Good sugars from fruit are the last thing you should worry about in terms of fat storage, they're great for a snack between meals and workouts, it's when you eat donuts and candy bars that you have to worry about the mass amount of sugar entering your body which is how you could get in to trouble with sugar.
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I dunno, eating fruit is obviously Much healthier than snacking on a candy bar... but fruit does have sugar. It's natural sugar, therefor better for you, but sugar turns to fat and I avoid too much fruit on my diet for this reason. Veggies are much better for my weightloss plan.
Edited by: BLUEBIRD83 at: 12/20/2007 (16:45)
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There's one exception to the advice you've been given.
Some people are unusually sensitive to fructose; it causes a dangerous elevation in their triglyceride levels. In these people even one or two pieces a day can cause problems.
My sister's triglycerides were in the 800's. After I shared that information with her she was able to bring them down about 70%. Still high, but much better!
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Most experts recommend 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables each day, so this is probably okay. You should be concerned with it being "too much" if you're eating fruit in the place of other nutritious foods and/or if you're not able to meet your nutrition recommendations (for protein, carbs, fat, calories and key vitamins/minerals) each day.
I know too much of anything isn't good for you, but what about fruit. I had an apple before my workout, peanut butter and banana sandwhich for breakfast, an orange for a snacka and I'll probably have some grapes for a snack later on. Is that too much.
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