Don’t be afraid of Fruit while on a diet. Many people on low-carb diets avoid fruit because of carbs, but eating fruit can optimize hormones. Fruit is awesome and is a healthy addition to your diet. Fruit makes a convenient snack food. It’s packed with goodness. Fruit contains vitamins, minerals, enzymes, water and fiber. Fruit also contains fructose which is good source for energy. Fructose in fruit is a natural sugar and it does not negatively affect insulin levels like glucose. However, consuming excessive amounts of fruit fructose (like a glass of fruit juice) in your bloodstream can be harmful as eating pure sugar, which your body will store as fat if it is not quickly burned off.
Which fruits should you eat?
Fruit such as cantaloupe, cherries, and berries are great for weight loss because they are very low in sugar and calories.
Oranges are high in Vitamin C and can help balance cortisol, making them a great stress relieving fruit.
Grapes are rich in revratrol, which is good for the heart.
Plums contain a ton of vitamin K, which helps reduce the appearance of spider and varicose veins. Great for wearing heels.
Coconut known as a High Fat fruit are encouraged for those who have a hard time losing weight, since they can stabilize insulin levels.
Avoid eating tropical fruit like bananas, mangoes if you’re having a hard time losing weight. For those of you with a sluggish Thyroid, you may want to avoid or limit strawberries as they can interfere with the thyroid hormone production.
Add some cheese or a few teaspoons of unsweetened whipped cream to your fruit. It will feel you up nicely. The fat from the cheese or the whipped cream will delay the absorption of fructose into your bloodstream.
Did you know the most nutritious part of many fruits is the skin? The skins of the fruit contain antioxidants, so think before you peel them.
Remember to be careful with fruit juices they can contain more sugar than soda. You are better off eating them. Did you know carrot and beet juice contain a lot of sugar.
Did you know studies show that eating Fruit and vegetables high in fiber, minerals and vitamins may help lower blood sugar by slowing the digestive process and hence how fast glucose enters the bloodstream. Why is that important? because we know Insulin and high blood sugars store fat and make it hard to lose weight which, can contribute to other health problems.
How can I stop my sugar addiction?
Eat 4 servings of fruit a day in place of refined sugar. After 11 days your Sweet Tooth will be curbed. You will know longer crave the refined sugar you once did. I promise it works. I challenge you to try it and let me know how it worked for you.
Don’t be afraid of Fruit while losing weight. Replace your refined sugar for natural fruit and you will see results. Don’t forget the veggies.
Fruits to Enjoy:
Apples, Avacados, Bananas, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cantalope, Cherries, Cranberries, Grapes, Honeydew, Kiwi, Mangos, Oranges, Pears, Pinapples, Raspberries, Strawberries, Tomatoes etc…
Michael Aziz, M.D.
The Sugar Solution Prevention Magazine