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Should you Be Consuming Fruit All the Time?

Fruit is an essential part of a balanced diet. The fiber and liquid content in fruit helps people feel full, so most people don’t need to worry about overeating.

Although each fruit has unique nutritional benefits, most all fruits contain vitamins, minerals, and other antioxidants that are good for the body.

Some individuals may be concerned about overeating fruit since it is high in natural sugars.

On the other hand, eating a lot of fruit may not be hazardous to one’s health if it is part of a balanced and nutritious diet.

Some people with digestive or metabolic conditions may need to monitor their fruit intake. If you are unsure, speak with a doctor.

This blog examines the advantages of fruit consumption, whether you can overeat fruit, some potential side effects of excessive fruit intake, and the appropriate amount of fruit to consume.

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The truth about fruit

Did you know that fruit has significantly more sugar than vegetables? In fact, a majority of a piece of fruit is made up of sugar. So, if your main goal for eating fruit is to be healthy, you might want to get your nutrients elsewhere.

Fruits have very low amounts of many nutrients that your body needs, including:

· Vitamin D

· Omega-3

· Zinc

· Calcium

· B vitamins

· Iron

· Fat

· Proteins

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Low-sugar fruits

Certain fruits have lower amounts of sugar and are acceptable to consume in small amounts. These include:

· Raspberries

· Black berries

· Blueberries

· Strawberries

Overeating is generally not recommended, but it’s much less likely to happen if you overindulge in fruit.


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  • Fruits, on the whole, are quite filling since they contain both liquid and dietary fibers.
  • Many individuals may find that eating whole fruit is self-limiting, as they may become full before consuming too much.
  • The truth of fruit consumption is typically the opposite, which implies that most people do not consume enough of it.
  • In reality, some studies show that only 2.2% to 3.5 percent of adults get enough fruits and vegetables in their diets. Another poll found that 37% of respondents had a limited intake of fruits and vegetables.
  • Some individuals are concerned about the sugar content in fruits. If the body does not burn sugars immediately, it may convert them into fats for future usage. Fruit is high in naturally occurring sugars; if unburned, the body may transform sugars into fats for later use.
  • Some experts believe that carbohydrates, especially the ones found in sweets, harm your health. Sugar is one of them. Sugars and refined carbohydrates have been linked to weight gain and other metabolic diseases.

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Fruit contains glucose and fructose. Fructose might be low on the glycemic index, but it’s not a healthy alternative to sugar. Only the liver can metabolize fructose, which can overload the liver and cause a cascade of issues.

Other problems with fructose:

· It causes you to feel less satisfied

· It increases cortisol

· It decreases insulin sensitivity

· It contributes to a fatty liver


Takeaway

Fruits come in all shapes and sizes, and different fruits have different health benefits. For the best results, add a variety of fruits to the diet.

By eating fruit, a person is providing their body with key vitamins, antioxidants, and dietary fiber. This can significantly benefit heart health, digestion, weight management, and skin health.

People can enjoy a wide variety of fruits to improve their health and lower the risk of inflammation, heart disease, cancer, obesity, and diabetes.


Disclaimer: Dr. Berner does not diagnose, treat, or prevent any medical diseases or conditions; instead, he analyzes and corrects the structure of his patients with Foundational Correction to improve their overall quality of life. He works with their physicians, who regulate their medications. This blog post is not designed to provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion, treatment, or services to you or any other individual. The information provided in this post or through linkages to other sites is not a substitute for medical or professional care. You should not use the information in place of a visit, consultation, or the advice of your physician or another healthcare provider. Foundation Chiropractic and Dr. Brett Berner are not liable or responsible for any advice, the course of treatment, diagnosis, or any other information, services, or product you obtain through this article or others.

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