Is Fruit Sabotaging Your Health and Weight Loss?
Is fruit sabotaging your health and weight loss efforts 🍌🍇?
Fruit IS a healthy food, that’s true, but for many people with gut imbalance and an overgrowth of ‘bad’ bacteria, fruit could be the culprit behind bloating, gas and stubborn weight around the belly.
Fruit contains fructose which is a sugar that’s poorly absorbed by the gut, particularly when consumed in large quantities, and contributes to bacterial fermentation.
Fruits are not all created equal though....
So while it’s true that fruit digests very quickly when eaten alone, the proportion of fructose and glucose in your fruit serving varies and will affect your blood sugar levels in different ways. Favouring fruits with a better fructose - glucose balance could play a significant role in reducing your bowel and digestive symptoms.
For example, bananas and maple syrup contain fructose, but they may be better tolerated than apples and honey due to the more favourable balance of fructose and glucose.
But it is also important to take into account the glycemic index of fruit, especially if you are trying to lose weight so then bananas are a BIG No! And drinking your fruit can spike blood sugar levels.
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