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 fruit is good Carbohydrates in fruits do not have a big effect on blood sugar, since most of them have a low glycemic load. Fruits are also able to deliver a significant dose of fiber in the body, slowing digestion and providing a prolonged sense 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 fruit is bad Fruit contains fructose - and this is the main reason why people who are trying to lose weight remove them from their diet (at least for a while). Unlike glucose, the most common simple sugar that is sent to muscles, the brain and other organs to use it 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.