Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard fruit contains too much sugar, so therefore we should not eat it.
The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines state that about 80% of Americans need to eat more fruit.
Let’s look at 3 reasons why you should be consuming fruit.
The flesh of the fruit has large amounts of soluble fiber. Soluble fiber attracts water and turns to gel during digestion. This helps slows digestion and increase satiety. It can help lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels.
The skin of the fruit contains insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber promotes material movement through your digestive system and increases stool bulk. It can be beneficial to those who struggle with constipation or irregular stools.
Fruit contains vitamins and minerals. Vitamins and minerals have several bodily functions, including growth, repair, and maintenance, no matter how old you are.
Need more proof? Fruit intake can:
Prevent and control hypertension and diabetes: doi: 10.4082/kjfm.20.0225
Reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and prediabetes: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00394-022-02871-6
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Disclaimer: This video is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. It should be noted that health recommendations change over time and it is best to contact your primary care provider for more information.