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    are fruits fattening

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    Fruit, in itself does not "fatten you up". Eating too much fruit, resulting in overstepping your caloric allowance for the day IS fattening. "Fattening" is simply eating too many calories, regardless of where they come from.

    Where did this perception of fruit being fattening come from?

    Well, fruit contains sugar (fructose). Eating a lot of sugar can keep your insulin raised, resulting in your body shutting off it's fat burning mechanisms. If you add dietary fat to the raised- insulin environment, not only is the burning of body fat stopped, but the calories you're taking in get stored as body fat!

    The lesson here is to avoid eating a bunch of high- sugar fruits at once, especially before a fatty meal.

    High sugar fruits would be:

    Dried Fruits (stay away at all costs)
    Bananas
    Figs
    Pears
    Cherries
    Grapes
    Mangoes
    Pineapple

    Low sugar (high payoff) fruits would be:

    Lemons
    Limes
    Berries
    Tangerines
    Watermelon
    Raspberries
    Melons
    Apricots
    Plums
    Kiwis

    Tomatoes (Yes, tomatoes are a fruit as they contain seeds. They are high in Lycopene, a very powerful antioxidant, but must be cooked to get the benefit)

    Some of my Favorites:

    Apples- Contain pectin, which is a fiber that helps manage blood fats and has a healthy effect of cholesterol profiles. It's also high in the antioxidant, vitamin C. Pectin also helps stabilize blood sugar levels, and gives you a "full feeling".

    Blueberries- Are relatively low in calories, and are chock full of antioxidants and phytonutrients, which help reduce inflammation and a speed recovery. Not to mention the powerful protective effects on the brain!

    Grapefruit- Improves insulin levels, chock full of vitamin C, and also contains a chemical that satiates you- allowing you to make better food choices on your diet.


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    Wow Pamela that was brilliant well done also grapefruit is very good in lowing your chloestrial on Pams sumery you must eat more fruit its he best
    IamPamela313

    particularly the red grapefruit...
    Fruits in pies can be very fattening, fruits by themselves aren't unhealthy for the most part, they are just mostly high in sugars. The trick is not to eat to many or to much fruit, especially not in pies.

    Also don't eat them to late in the evening, some are higher in carbs as well so for the most part everything in moderation is usually your best bet.
    But don't eat/drink grapefruit products if, your on cholesterol meds.
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