Is fruit fattening for you?
The short and long answer is NO. Fruit is not fattening at all. In the health world, there is this annoying habit of blaming weight problems on healthy foods like fruit, dairy foods, whole grains, nuts, avocado etc. But, 'everyday' whole foods are not the problem!
All fruits are full of vitamins, water, fiber, and antioxidants, but some naturally contain more sugar (and therefore calories) than others. Figs, mangoes, grapes, bananas, and cherries are among the sugariest fruits. Get it guilt-free: Chances are, fruit is NOT making you fat (read why here).
- There's no conclusive evidence that bananas make you gain or lose weight. As with all foods, the question of whether eating a banana is going to pack on the pounds or melt them off comes down to the number of calories they contain and how many calories you're burning.
- Eating too much of anything will cause weight gain or prevent weight loss. Fruits and vegetables, which are higher in water and fiber and lower in calories than other foods, are less likely to cause weight gain or prevent weight loss, as you would have to eat much larger portions to consume too many calories.
- While fruit is full of nutrients your body needs, some of those sweet, healthy treats can cause you to feel like you just devoured a tub of ramen noodles. Here's why: Fruit is loaded with sugar, in particular fructose and sorbitol (a sugar alcohol), and both of those nutrients can cause gas and bloating.
Fruit is incredibly nutrient-dense and full of vitamins, minerals and fiber, but it contains few calories, making it good for weight loss. Eat it along with an overall healthy diet and engage in regular physical activity to achieve long-lasting weight loss.
- Mix up your morning meal and try one—or a few—of these 5 healthy breakfast foods that help you lose weight.
- Peanut Butter.
- Winter Fruits: Apples, pears, and sweet citrus fruit such as oranges are moderate in sugars. (lemons and limes are low in sugar). Tropical Fruits: Pineapple, pomegranates, mangoes, bananas, and fresh figs are high in sugar (guava and papaya are lower than the others).
- Here are list of some of the fruits that will help you conquer and burn the fat on your body.
- 1: Blueberries. Blueberries are super healthy.
- 2: Coconut. Coconuts are delicious.
- 3: Avocados. Burn fat and improve health with avocado.
- 4: Tomatoes.
- 5: Apples and Pears.
- 6: Grapefruit.
- 7: Bananas.
- 8: Pomegranate.
Many people now believe that because added sugars are bad, the same must apply to fruits, which also contain fructose. However, this is a misconception. Fructose is only harmful in large amounts, and it's almost impossible to overeat fructose by eating fruit.
- Dried fruit can boost your fiber and nutrient intake and supply your body with large amounts of antioxidants. However, they are also high in sugar and calories, and can cause problems when eaten in excess. They should not be eaten by the handful, because it is very easy to eat too many calories from dried fruit.
- The reality of the situation is that yes, a glass of orange juice does indeed contain some vitamin C, but that fact hardly outweighs the fact that O.J. is just loaded with sugar. The cost to your health from the sugar load in a glass of orange juice should justify your decision to opt out.
- Fruit Juice Contains Vitamins, Minerals and Antioxidants, But It Lacks Fiber and Is Loaded With Sugar. Fruit juice is missing a lot of the stuff that makes whole fruit healthy. Coca Cola: 140 calories and 40 grams of sugar (10 teaspoons)
Updated: 18th November 2019