You may think that fresh, juicy and definitely useful fruit is an ideal snack, as well as a full breakfast and a light supper for those who want to get rid of extra pounds.
And in a sense it is, but nutritionists, however, urge you to be cautious.
The fact that the fruits contain, even natural, but still sugar. And this, in turn, albeit more healthy than from cappuccino with syrup, but calories. So if you follow your diet, trying to make it as easy as possible, even fruits should be chosen carefully. And, of course, to limit their number.
"Fresh fruits are filled with vitamins and antioxidants, but at the same time - calories and carbohydrates. The last two things can interfere with fitness progress if your fruit plate is immense, "says Shape nutritionist Mike Roussell.
Why fruits are good. Carbohydrates in fruits do not have a big effect on blood sugar levels, since most of them have a low glycemic load. Fruits are also able to supply a significant dose of fiber in the body, slowing down digestion and providing a prolonged feeling of satiety.
Berries such as blueberries and blueberries are an excellent source of antioxidants that help lower blood pressure, fight oxidative stress and, according to some studies, work at the DNA level, helping in weight loss.
Why fruits are bad Fruits contain fructose - and this is the main reason why people who want to lose weight, remove them from their diet (at least for a while). Unlike glucose, the most common simple sugar that is sent to the muscles, brain and other organs for use as energy, fructose is processed only by the liver.
Why is that bad? If the liver already has enough energy, the likelihood that the liver will "repackage" excess fructose in the form of fat is great, saving it for use at a later time.
Another reason why you should not eat as much fruit as you want is that when you are trying to lose weight, calories and carbohydrates, no matter how "good" they are, matter. So keep in mind that one banana, for example, contains 100 calories and 27 grams of carbohydrates, and one large sweet apple is 115 calories and 30 grams of carbohydrates.
To eat fruits and lose weight, focus on berries, fibrous and small fruits. Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, plums, peaches and small garden apples - that's what you need in the first place. Enjoy fruits in moderation, but make sure that there are always more vegetables in your diet (about twice). The bet should be made on cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, cabbage and fresh herbs.
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