11 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT FRUIT

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In this time when awareness about sugars is exploding, even fruit is being put on trial.
Although it is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, the reason it is being debated is its fructose content (the most harmful sugar for the body and liver).
In fact, fruit contains sugar.
That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t eat it, but there are some things that can help you make fruit snacking more nutritious and healthy for your body.

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1. FRUITS ARE NOT ALL THE SAME, SOME ARE HIGHER IN SUGAR

Fruits are not all the same, both in terms of fructose content and thermal effect (some are more warming than others). Fruits with a high glycemic index are bananas, mangoes, and grapes. These fruits can raise blood sugar levels very quickly because they have more sugar and less fiber.
If your goal is to lose weight, you already have diabetes or are at risk for diabetes, you should opt for less sugary fruits, such as blueberries or raspberries.

2. FRUIT CAN BE A "SNEAKY" SOURCE OF SUGAR.

Even the most classic fruit that we generally eat every day, the apple, contains about 19 grams of sugar.
It’s okay to eat it, but keep in mind that it contributes to your sugar intake throughout the day.

3. FRUIT IS RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS AND OTHER GOOD SUBSTANCES

Blueberries and other fruits contain nutrients, fiber, antioxidants, and many other beneficial substances that together reduce glycemic impact.
The fiber and nutrients in blueberries, for example, are the reason for the low glycemic index, at the expense of sugar content. In fact, studies have shown that blueberries actually help normalize blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of diabetes.

4. YOU CAN REDUCE THE GLYCEMIC IMPACT OF FRUIT WITH THESE STRATEGIES

Protein and healthy fats can help reduce glycemic impact. So when you eat fruit, always combine it with some coconut oil, it will become even better!
If you want, you can also add protein such as chia seeds or hemp protein and superfoods.

5. NOT ALL FRUITS CONTAIN SUGAR

There are some exceptions in the fruit category: avocado, coconut and olives, which have a very low glycemic index and offer healthy fats.

6. CITRUS FRUITS ARE NOT "FRIENDS"

Gli agrumi sono una categoria di frutta di cui nessuno dovrebbe abusare. Hanno una natura molto calda e possono esasperare i sintomi di calore delle costituzioni calde, problemi di pelle e infiammazioni.

Quindi cerca di consumarli il meno possibile.

7. FRUIT SHOULD NOT BE EATEN AT THE END OF A SALTY MEAL

Fruit at the end of a meal creates abnormal fermentation that interferes with that of any food eaten before (especially protein) creating bloating, intestinal gas and an inability to assimilate properly.

So eat it only away from other meals: ideally in the morning or in the afternoon as a snack.

8. DON'T SEE FRUIT AS A FOOD YOU CAN GORGE ON

Fruit is not a food to give away.
An excess of fruit (we are talking about large bowls of fruit every day, especially in those who are sensitive to sugar) can bloat and create imbalances.
So always try to eat it intelligently and in moderation.

9. DRIED FRUIT SHOULD BE TREATED LIKE "CANDY"

Dried fruit is a very concentrated product that, although it also contains valuable nutrients such as fiber and antioxidants, is very high in sugar, so it should not be abused.

Eat it in small amounts and always along with something nutritious, perhaps making raw balls of it with coconut oil or almond cream, not by itself.

10. FRUIT JUICES DO NOT COUNT AS FRUIT

When a food is deprived of fiber, such as fruit juices-it no longer has its protective phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals, and its glycemic impact increases exponentially.

In addition, many juices are processed foods, with added sugars and acidity correctors, and are not good for you at all.

11. WHY BUY BILOGICAL FRUIT

What are the benefits of eating organic?
Organic food allows you to avoid chemical pesticides that can pose a health risk. Foods from organic farming have between 20 and 70 percent higher antioxidant content than those from conventional farming.