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Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Truth About Fruits

Even though most people grow up being told to eat your fruits and vegetables, the truth is that fruits are very high in sugar. There are some that are healthier than others. Fruits can be broken down into groups that include those low in sugar, moderate in sugar, and high in sugar. You should always find out the nutrition facts of food before consuming it, whether you are trying to stay low-carb, or not. Here are some common fruits broken into groups for your low-carb convenience.

The list of fruits that you should absolutely avoid due their extremely high sugar count are:

bananas
cherries
figs
grapes
kiwi
mangoes
oranges
pears
pineapple
plums
pomegranates
tangerines

Fruits that have a moderate amount of sugar in them should be avoided mostly when you are living the low-carb lifestyle. These include, but are not limited to:

apples
apricots
blueberries
cantaloupes
grapefruit
honeydews
nectarines
papaya
peaches
strawberries
watermelon

If you are going to eat fruit while living the low-carb lifetsyle, there are some that are lower in sugar, and are a healthier choice. Some fruits lower in sugar are:

blackberries
cranberries
lemon
lime
raspberries

The sugar in fruit is somewhat different than granulated sugar, but in effect, it is the same on your body. I, for one, feel very sick after I eat most fruits. They feel heavy on my stomach, and I lose energy. If you are someone like me, and notice the same reaction to fruits that I have, you would be wise to avoid them. There are people who don't have the same reaction to fruit that I do. For those people, eating fruit everyday may be just fine. For me however, eating fruit daily is just not an option.

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