People who are looking to lose weight or have a history of hereditary diabetes, should consider limiting your fruit intake. Ever since the beginning of time we have heard our elders say to eat more fruits. Why? Because they aren’t processed, fried or full of artificial flavors. It comes directly from the plant and doesn’t need to undergo anything other than a thorough washing to be eaten. But too much of anything can be a problem and here are top reasons why should you limit your daily fruit intake.
Fruits are full of sugar
Fruits contain fructose, glucose and sucrose. These three sugars are broken down in different ways and contribute to weight gain and diabetes. When you put it into perspective, one (100 grams as standard quantity) apple contains about 10 grams of sugar and one banana contains 12 grams of sugar. The basic daily sugar allowance is around 37.5 grams for men and 25 grams for women. Though 12 or 10 grams might not seem like a lot of sugar it adds up.
Fructose is stored in the fat cells
Fructose is the sugar that is only found in fruits. When your liver metabolizes fructose into triglycerides it stores it in the fat cells of your body. While these natural sugars might be easier for your body to break down, at the end of the day, no matter what type of sugar you consume it does contribute towards weight gain.
It contains a lot of carbohydrates
Different fruits contain different amount of carbs, but all fruits contain carbohydrates. After your consume a fruit and when your body breaks it down it breaks it down into glucose it can burden your pancreas (potentially triggering diabetes) and weight gain.
Fruits are healthy but in moderation. And these are the reasons why you should stick with consuming 2-3 pieces of fruit per day.