Monday, May 23, 2011

Does Fruit Make You Fat?

When dieting, or just trying to eat healthy many people try to stick to fruits and vegetables for their snacks.  However, many of the fab diets don't allow you to eat fruit because of its glycemic load, or sugar.  So what's the deal?   Compared to many unhealthy alternative snacks, fruits are a great choice and fruits are the healthiest way to take in sugar, however you do need to understand that many fruits are in fact very high in sugar and if you are trying to lose weight, you may want to limit some of them. Fresh fruits are a great snack and are filled with vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants, so you don't want to just cut them out of your diet.  It is recommended that the average adult takes in 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, or according to the USDA take in 1.5-2 cups of fruit each day.  So which fruits are best to give you the vitamins and nutrients and what's too much??  Here are a couple tips to remember when picking your snack:

Christine Maale is a physical therapist with her DPT.  Christine has years of experience in the field of health and fitness.

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