Ive heard it all, “Your going to get fat”, or “your going to get fatty liver disease eating so much fruit”, but really, How Much Fruit Is Too Much Sugar?
Some people fear sugar from fruit, wondering how much fruit is too much sugar, is this a valid concern or and unfounded one?
In this video I tackle this misunderstood subject, original video comes from an excerpt of a segment I did in a
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So How Much Fruit Is Too Much Sugar?
While it is possible to overeat on anything, especially if you are forcing it without enjoyment or under duress, it is very hard to over eat fruit. Naturally high in water content, fibre, multiple types of sugar, some slower absorbing and some quicker, fruit comes in a complete nutritional package that actually helps us balance our blood sugar, more on this in the link below. Dr Graham talks about fruit in terms of Goldilocks Nutrition, meaning fruit contains just the right amounts of the largest number of nutrients of any food. In fact in terms of human nutrition there is no food on the planet that offers up a more perfect balance of carbs, protein, fat, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, enzymes and more than fruit, meaning it makes our most ideal staple food. This isn’t to say I recommend eating a fruit only diet, but instead that it makes very good sense and even better results to get the bulk of our calories from fruit.
I have often heard, but sugar is sugar, especially when talking about fructose with fears around fruit causing fatty liver or causing weight gain. Neither of these fears are warranted nor accurate. The reality is people are taking this info and creating fear around fruit sugar based on studies done using industrialized processed sugar that is devoid of the water content, fibre, macro and micro nutrients, anti oxidants and more that makes fruit a nutritionally complete food. It is my hope that more people wake up to the reality that fruit is not only good for us, tasty, satiating and beautiful, but that fruit can optimally make up a very large percentage of our diet for amazing health and fitness results for people of all ages. I have been eating fruit based for over 20 years now and continue to find, enjoy and spread the benefits.
I hope you really enjoy the video, that it helps clear up how much fruit is too much sugar, and that you start making fruit a bigger part of your diet!
Heres some helpful resources:
A great video by Dr Greger that goes over and has links to the Global Burden of Disease study that I sited that marks the number one global dietary risk factor for disease to be from not eating enough fruit.
Another video by Dr Greger digging into the studies on sugar and measuring processed sugars against fruit to see if they are the same.
Be sure to check out Mastering Diabetes for the best info out there on reversing diabetes and specifically how a high carb low fat diet, ideally with unlimited fruit intake, supports optimal insulin function and blood sugar control.
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