It’s embedded in all our heads: eat your fruits and vegetables. But fruit is not always the best choice when it comes to your health.
Why? Because fruit contains a lot of sugar. And the sugar in fruit is not a “healthier” kind of sugar. It’s just sugar. And sugar is one of the biggest disease culprits out there.
Sugar is now being touted as a main cause for dementia, it increases our risk for cancer, and it wreaks havoc on our blood sugar levels and adrenal glands. Eating sugar zaps your energy levels, and I know you could use more energy.
Fruit contains the sugar fructose. And too much fructose can cause you to lose the ability to know when you’ve eaten enough because it messes up your insulin hormone, which handles blood sugar. In other words, fructose can make you gain weight.
Like any other sugar, you should limit your fruit intake – it should be a treat, not a staple of your diet. I personally try to avoid high fruit intake for myself and my family.
I know you might be surprised – fruit’s supposed to be good for you! But if you really want a fruit fix, eat berries – they have the lowest sugar levels of all the fruits, and many of them contain powerful antioxidants!
Wishing you health, happiness, and energy,