Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Fruits can be your diet ally or saboteur

First, not all sugars are the same. “While all sugars give us energy, there are subtle differences in the way each type of sugar is absorbed and digested,” said Jaclyn Reutens, clinical dietitian and the founder of Aptima Nutrition & Sports Consultants.

What gives fruit their sweetness is fructose – a carbohydrate naturally found in them. “When you eat fruit, your blood sugar levels rise slowly,” said Reutens.

“When you eat these foods, your blood sugars levels soar,” said Reutens, referring to the highly processed food, such as bubble tea, biscuits, cakes, sweets, and even savoury items like frozen dinners.

Fruits are a must if you want to lose weight. “Fruits give you satiety, which enables you to control your appetite. Fruit is also naturally sweet, so it helps to satisfy your sweet cravings with far fewer calories than cake or any sweets,” said Reutens.

But too much fruits will limit your intake of other food. So there must be a balanced intake of fruits and other food to supply the required nutrients to our bodies.


My 2 cents:
I used to have 2 servings of fruits, at lunch and dinner. But now, I have included a little bit of fruit during breakfast and tea break so as to help my digestion. Guess what? I lost a few kilo and happy to say my weight is constant now the way I like.

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