Fruit or Not for Weight Loss Success?
To eat fruit or not to eat fruit for weight loss success?
Some experts say to avoid fruit at all costs if you’re trying to lose pounds.
Others say it’s OK to eat and you should, instead, avoid processed foods containing the chemically altered fructose derivates including high fructose corn syrup, table sugar and the like.
Confusing isn’t it?
Well, what causes this confusion is that many do not understand the difference between the sugar fructose (found in fruits) and high fructose corn syrup, the “manmade” sweetener that has been getting a lot of negative press lately (and for good reason).
Anyway, I think the reason fructose often gets a bad rap when it comes to weight loss is because it’s metabolized differently than most sugars. You see, most sugars make a stop at your liver which directs the sugar to be stored, burned for energy, or converted to triglycerides which is a type of fat in the blood.
But fructose bypasses the liver and is quickly converted to triglycerides and then stored as body fat much faster than other sugars.
To Lose Pounds, Eat the “Real” Stuff
So if you’re trying to lose pounds, you should avoid fructose, right?
No, just the chemically altered kind that is found in processed foods and drink. Not really. You see, studies have shown that people gained more weight consuming fructose compared to other sugars when drinking beverages with a very high percentage of fructose (around 50% to 75%).
The amazing secret about fruit is that it’s NOT made up of 100% fructose. In fact, many fruits contain only a small amount of fructose. Here’s a chart found at Mercola.com that shows the fructose content of many popular fruits:
What’s more, fruits contain important, disease-preventing antioxidants and fiber, which slows down the rate at which sugar converts to fat in your body.
So if you’re consuming 15 to 25 grams of “good” fructose a day from fruit while trying to lose pounds that’s completely fine. In fact, you should try to consum fruit after exercising because your body will be more apt to store the other sugars found in fruit as energy in your muscles rather than fat.
So a few servings of fruit is fine, but processed foods and drinks made from the “man-made” fructose is NOT a good choics. These sugars will quickly undermine your weight loss success by converting it to body fat and increase your appetite. BEWARE! These chemical sugars are found in many bottled juices.
But what about natural fruit juice? Even freshly squeezed fruit juices contain as much as 8 teaspoons of fructose per 8 ounce glass (because it’s concentrated).
So stick to WHOLE fruit and bypass juices and processed drinks to lose pounds (and to avoid heart disease and diabetes).
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