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Monday, 07 November 2016 13:35

Feeling good about Fruit - Part 2

Here are some more frequently asked questions when it comes to nature's super-snack, fruit.

 

I know the recommendation is to have 2 pieces a day. Can I have more?

It depends. While fruit is really healthy, as with anything, eating too much can have negative effects. If you are looking to lose a bit of weight, having too much fruit may add unnecessary calories to your diet, hindering your progress. On the other hand, if you are very active throughout the day, an extra piece of fruit to get you be no problem. If it stops you from reaching for something that is considerably less healthy – ice-cream, chocolate, biscuits etc., by all means, have an extra piece of fruit. A piece of fruit would almost certainly contain less energy and more nutrients than the alternative.

Can I have fruit juice instead of a piece of fruit?

Preferably not. Fresh juice often contains way more fruit than we would normally eat. A cup of orange juice would have required several oranges! I am certain you don’t eat 3-4 oranges in one go. Juicing condenses the calories and sugar into a single cup. Instead of juicing, why don’t you just eat the real thing instead! If you do like to juice, I’d recommend limiting it to 1 piece of fruit, with the rest of the content made up of vegetables.

What is the best fruit to eat?

 

There is no single best fruit to eat – different fruits have different nutrients. If you only eat certain fruits, then I would rather you eat that than no fruit at all. Otherwise, try to eat the rainbow. Another great tip here is to just eat what is seasonally available. It helps to keep grocery costs down!

 

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