Moderation is the Key when eating Fruit
Many people enjoy eating some form of fresh fruit especially in the summer when it is abundant and generally inexpensive. When consuming fruit, it is difficult not to eat too much. However, The American Heart Association believes that once our daily requirements for food has been met for one day it can be unhealthy for the heart to consume abundant amounts of fruit because it contains high amounts of sugar. The AMA concludes that eating too much fruit can create high blood sugar levels that is unhealthy for the heart. Also, people who eat only fruit (fruitarians) with no additional water can develop pancreatic problems.
We eat food for energy and the rebuilding of our bodies. Fruit gives us abundant energy and is a delicious source of fiber, nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Yet, if consumed in large quantities per day by itself fruit contains too much sugar for the heart and other bodily organs and can create an imbalanced blood sugar condition.
Eating fruit in moderation is a beneficial way to obtain antioxidants that destroy disease causing free radicals. Eating only fruit and not eating any vegetables, fats, proteins, carbohydrates, or drinking any water can be dangerously unhealthy in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels.
Go ahead and eat your 2 servings of fruit per day as per the AMA’s recommended guidelines( 1 apple 1 mango or 1 banana and a handful of blueberries) and destroy the free radicals that can cause disease.
Fruit Fruit, oh beautiful fruit! the more you eat the more you want. Fruit is as we’ve all heard it, nature’s candy. It’s addictive at times. You eat one piece of watermelon and before you know it you’ve eaten more than half of the entire watermelon, please tell me i’m not the only one. This is an interesting topic of discussion and debate for some people but i’m open to hearing all perspectives so if you see a perspective different than mine in this article please leave your comments and share your thoughts.
Based on the research that i’ve done I would say that around 2 servings of fruit on a daily basis is great for just about anyone. Whether it’s an apple and a mango, or a banana and a handful of blueberries. Two servings seems to give you two nice quick boosts of energy but not rely on your Pancreas and fructose sugar as your sole source of energy.
Protein, other carbohydrates and fats are great sources of energy as well and they will help you use your Liver as an organ to help produce energy more, instead of solely relying on the Pancreas for insulin all day everyday.
When It comes to fruit you should view it as it is, natures candy. Candy shouldn’t be a staple part of your diet, or anyone’s diet. Fruit can and should be consumed but some people (fruitarians) have fruit being 80% of their diet. Think about that for a minute, 80% of your body energy is running off solely off fruit which is only one macronutrient.
To reiterate, protein, fats and carbohyrates are all macronutrients that are sources of energy (calories) and to rely on each of them (in one way or another, at different times) is a smarter way to have a more harmonious energetic flow in your body. To depend on different whole food macronutrient calorie sources that still contain your essential mineral and vitamin micronutrients.
It all comes down to having harmony in what you eat. Eating a good sized hefty amount of organic vegetables daily, some fruit, nuts, seeds and organic animal products if you choose provides a good range of energy and support for each digestive organ and the system as a whole.
I hope this helps answer questions you may have about fruit!
I also find it interesting that Steve Jobs died of Pancreatic cancer and he was a fruitarian for many years of his life, starting in his twenties. It’s quit possible that he may have weakened his Pancreas by depending on it and stressing it out so much for those years that later on his Pancreas was more susceptible to developing cancer. Someone also told me that he drank a lot of fruit juice as well during that time, that would be even worse because there’s no fiber to help slow the absorption of the fructose.
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