🍈 Discover the Best & Worst Fruits To Eat & Avoid

🍈 Discover the Best & Worst Fruits To Eat & Avoid


Hi, it’s Dr Sam Robbins, So, I’ll be honest with you – I just love
fruit. But it wasn’t always like that. I remember being very young and drinking coca
cola in crushed ice on a hot summer day. It was awesome, tasted yummy and refreshing. My mom would tell me to not drink cola … it’s
not good for your teeth. Of course, there was no mention of it being
bad for my health, just my teeth. She then sliced up some apple wedges and gave
me a slice. I remember thinking, “yuck, this is horrible” Of course, compared to the addictive and super
sweet qualities of cola, natural fruit didn’t taste as good. Now that I’m older (and wiser), things are
different… I bring up today’s topic because both soda
and an apple (or most fruits), contain fruit sugar called – FRUCTOSE However, each reacts very differently in the
body – the soda vs fruit. One of them should NEVER be consumed and the
other can be consumed, but in limited amounts and preferably during certain times of the
year. So let’s get started… Pros & Cons Of Fructose (Fruit Sugar) Many people will tell you that it’s okay
to have fruit. It’s natural. Plus, as an added bonus, fructose – the sugar
found in fruits – has a lower glycemic index than most carbohydrates and thus, does NOT
raise your blood sugar levels. Which is great. However, excessive consumption of fructose,
does end up putting a burden on the liver. In fact, some research has shown that fructose
is processed in the small intestine. When too much is consumed, it spills over
into the liver. Why the liver? Because it’s now believed that fructose
can be a toxin and that’s why it goes to the liver, your body’s natural detoxifying
filter The liver can only hold or store a certain
amount of fructose, which I’ll tell you in a minute And once over that amount, it gets converted
into fat. Unlike other carbohydrates that are glucose
based, which can be stored in your muscles. And, if you exercise and have lots of muscle,
you can obviously store and thus, eat a lot more glucose and regular carbs. So, even though fructose is natural and has
a low glycemic index, it can make you fat and it can increase your risk for
heart disease Cancer
diabetes Elevated triglycerides
Increase in cholesterol Higher blood pressure
Insulin resistance But again, don’t worry… certain fruits
are okay to eat, especially in specific amounts. High Fructose Corn Syrup Many packaged foods, especially sodas, contains
High Fructose Corn Syrup. This is not natural. It’s man-made. It’s a very highly concentrated source of
sugar made of fructose, which is the sugar found in fruits. To make a long story short because I just
don’t really care to bore you with all the medical and scientific jargon – you should
AVOID all syrups. This means
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) – this is everywhere, it’s cheap and bad
Corn syrup Agave syrup – yes, this is very bad for you
and contains even more fructose than HFCS Maple syrup
Chocolate Syrup Honey – raw honey in small amounts is okay
Etc. So no syrups. Read the labels. Why Fruit Is Different The main issue with all of these syrups is
that it’s dense full of calories and it takes little time to consume them. Thus, it immediately overloads your body. This is NOT natural. However, fruit is different Sure, fruit has some fructose sugar, but it’s
also full of water, fiber, antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins and other healthy nutrients. It also takes your time to eat fruit, chew
and digest it. This is all good, it’s natural. Different Fruits – Different Benefits – Pros
& Cons Of course, not all fruit is the same or has
the benefits. What To AVOID
Certain fruits should be avoided: Fruit juice – yes, again, this is highly concentrated
calories, lacking in fiber. EAT the fruit, not only the juice. Dried fruit – it’s lacking the 2 most important
parts of the fruit, water and some of the fiber. Plus, it’s not fresh and thus, many of the
valuable nutrients have been killed off. Jams – again, very highly concentrated. Usually contains added sugars. Canned fruits – not natural, preservatives,
added sugars, lacking nutrients, etc. What To EAT Berries – most berries are really good to
eat. Blackberries, cranberries, raspberries, blueberries,
strawberries and so forth, including cherries. The thin skin allows more nutrients to be
created from the sun. It also allows more toxins and pesticides
to enter, so make sure it’s organic. Melons – these have lots of water, and are
typically lower in calories because of it. Watermelon, cantaloupes, honeydew etc. Grapefruit and lemons are great. Again, super low in calories. Oranges have benefits as well. Green plantains and bananas are good, because
they have much lower sugar content, even though they don’t taste as good as the yellow ones. Apples and pears are okay to eat in small
amounts. But make sure they are organic, especially
the apples. Lots of pesticides are used on apples and
they have grown in size over the past few decades and thus, more sugar. Pineapples, grapes, ripened/yellow bananas/plantains,
and mangoes are some of my favorite fruits. They taste the best because they have the
most amount of sugars. These for sure need to be limited. When To Eat Fruit Fruit should be eaten like desert. I actually suggest you have a piece of fruit
if you’re craving something sugary or in between meals, if you’re hungry and you
want to kill your appetite. It won’t raise your blood sugar much and
it’ll keep you going. It’s also easy to digest. An ideal time to eat fruit would be after
exercise, where your liver has been depleted of some of the fructose and thus, you can
fill it up a little without it spilling over and converting to fat. You should also eat fruits that are in season. Thus, have watermelon during the summer. Granted, these days, any and all fruits seem
to be in season and available at your local supermarket. But seasonal fruits would be ideal. How Much Fruit To
And finally, how much fruit should you eat? … I suggest no more than 25 grams of fructose
daily. Which is about 100 calories. Personally, I do notice when I have more fruit,
I do start to gain more body fat. Maybe due to me eating more calories or just
higher fructose, I’m not sure. Nevertheless, I suggest you limit your fructose
and only eat it as a treat, like a desert. Hope this video was helpful. I’ve also done a video about the vegetables
– which to eat and avoid. You can get access to that video at the end
of this one or, below in the description area