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WHAT ABOUT ALL THE SUGAR IN FRUITS ?

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Happy Monday Everyone 🙂

Let´s talk about the sugar in fruits today as I know many of you are worried about gaining weight from eating too much fruit. I also shared a detailed blog post about The Fruit Sugar Issue a couple of months ago which I linked right here  🙂

Here are 6 reasons to incorporate more juicy fruits into your daily diet

HYDRATION 

If you asked me what would be the one habit everyone should adopt, I would say have fruits for breakfast! 🙂 Fruits contain between 60-90% water!! Eating more water-rich fruits will keep your digestive system happy, prevent you from getting a headache and simply put you in a good mood. 🙂 Aim to eat the most water-rich fruits in the morning. 🙂

Fruits with the highest water content

  1. Watermelon (92%)
  2. Strawberries (92%)
  3. Grapefruits (91%)
  4. Cantaloupe (90%)
  5. Pineapple (87%)
  6. Blueberries (95%)

EASY TO DIGEST 

Fruits only take 20-30 minutes to digest which means your body has more energy to cleanse itself and to properly absorb nutrients. You are not feeling tired and sluggish like it´s often the case after eating high-fat foods. Eating fruits gives your body the most energy, a clear mind, glowing skin and controls your weight as it doesn’t spike your insulin level. 🙂

FIBRE

What exactly is fibre? Fibre is what makes fruits high in volume and low in calories. The fibre in fruits fills you up and works like a sponge which gently cleanses your digestive system. That´s why green smoothies are so much more filling and healthier than green juices which don’t contain any more fibre. The water in fruits hydrates your cells and helps your body to flush out toxins.  The fibre makes sure it gets out of your system. 🙂

Fruits with the highest fibre content

  1. Dates (6,7g)
  2. Raspberries (5,2g)
  3. Bananas (4,2g)
  4. Pears (3,7g)
  5. Apples (2,9g)
  6. Figs (2,9)

ENERGY 

Every single cell in our body runs on glucose which is the sugar found in healthy carbs like fruits & potatoes. Everyone who has ever been on a low carb diet probably knows what it feels like to have zero energy! That’s why low carb diets don’t work a long time and leave you with cravings. If you are running low on glucose, your body has to convert fats and proteins into glucose (= energy) which is way more work than digesting healthy sugar from fruits.

ANTIOXIDANTS

Did you know that the colours of fruits are the antioxidants? 🙂 That being said, always aim for the colour richest fruits. 🙂 Fruits are whole foods and naturally come with a perfect ratio of fibre, protein (Yes!), carbs, antioxidants and vitamins. The more antioxidants you eat, the easier it is for your body to fight inflammations and free radicals. 🙂

Fruits with the highest antioxidants

  1. Blueberries
  2. Raspberries
  3. Strawberries
  4. Kiwis
  5. Papaya
  6. Grapefruit

CONVENIENCE

I believe that eating healthy should be as easy as possible. 🙂 Fruits are the most convenient food to eat on the go and make the perfect snack for a busy day at work/school. You can buy fruits almost everywhere, just need to give them a quick rinse and they are ready to eat. Doesn’t get easier than that. 🙂

I hope this blog post inspired you to incorporate more fresh fruits into your diet 🙂

Feel free to ask me any questions in the comments. 🙂

xx Caroline

15 comments

Lisa September 11, 2017 Reply

Aren’t dates even higher in fiber? <3

    Caroline Deisler September 11, 2017 Reply

    Hi Lisa 🙂
    Aww yes of course!! Thanks for mentioning it. You are totally right, dates are the highest in fibre! 🙂
    I meant to put it as Nr.1 and totally forgot about it in the end.
    Have a lovely evening.
    xx Caroline

Valentina September 11, 2017 Reply

Hallo Caroline! wie geht es dir? haha
Q: So if i’m trying to get loss of fat I still can eat like this? I mean, I’ve been vegetarian for almost 5 years and now i’m eating meat again for almost a year, but I’m feeling bloated all the time and heavier that before so I’m trying this vegan week but I’m also trying to loose a few pounds so I’m not sure on what to do..
Sorry for my bad english i’m from Argentina.
xoxo

    Caroline Deisler September 12, 2017 Reply

    Thank you Lovely 🙂
    So happy to hear that you feel inspired. 🙂
    xx Caroline

Fernanda September 13, 2017 Reply

Hey Caroline ! I have a question ! Okay today I ate a lottttt of dates and I am not usted to it but I have just tried them and I love them !! But they are high in sugar and calories ! I am afraid that I could gain weight ! How can you eat a lot do them and stil be skinny !! Help ! ( I ate a lot Like you ) they are delicious

Jess October 2, 2017 Reply

Hi Caroline 🙂

I was hoping you could tell me where your necklaces are from?? They are so beautiful!

Thanks!

    Caroline Deisler October 9, 2017 Reply

    Hi Jess 🙂 Thank you so much!! They are a gift from my boyfriend and he got them in NY 🙂
    xx Caroline

Elle October 18, 2017 Reply

Hi Caroline, I was wondering if you’ve ever tried larabars and if you have an opinion on them? They’re just nuts and dried fruit, sometimes with spices. Seems like something you’d like. Your dress is really pretty by the way 🙂

    Caroline Deisler October 19, 2017 Reply

    Hi Elle 🙂
    Thank you so much!:-)
    I have never tried Larabars to be honest 🙂 I love to snack on Medjool dates and usually don’t buys lots of fruit/nut bars. However, they are an amazing snack (if they don’t have any added suagr) if you need something sweet and healthy :-))
    xx Caroline

Lucero November 21, 2017 Reply

Hello:)!! I study nutrition and I wonder how you manage to avoid hyperglycemia with your high intake of sugars? because even when they are “good sugars” the GI rises with the consumption of fruits, and I understand those are your “plant/ fruit based diet”. Have a nice day

incense March 6, 2018 Reply

Pineapple is one of my favorite fruit.

    Caroline Deisler March 14, 2018 Reply

    Mine too so juicy and delicious!!☺️

Julia May 14, 2018 Reply

I always crave something like two/three hours after dinner (eating around 7) and usually go for fruits since I just love it! So, i’m wondering if it is bad to eat fruit at night?

Thanks for being such an inspiration! x

    Caroline Deisler May 15, 2018 Reply

    Hi Julia

    I also always need something sweet after dinner and usually have a few dates around 9pm as well.:):) Fruits are higher in water and could cause digestive issues Like bloating and I find dates much better at night:) Hope that helps!

    xx Caroline

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