The 411 on Fruit

According to “Ask Women’s Health/ We have the answers!” on page 18 of July/August’s “Woman’s Health” Bible, i mean magazine, :

“I love fruit, but a friend said it’s just nature’s candy.  Should I limit how much I eat? -Mary Fran G., Berwyn, IL

A large pear packs about 23 grams of sugar– about one gram more than a KitKat!  But that’s just a sliver of the story.  In addition to fructose, a naturally occurring sugar, fruit also contains tons of disease-fighting compounds, minerals, and fiber.  There’s even evidence that eating fruit can help reduce heart attack, stroke, and some cancers.  To reap the benefits without addding on pounds, aim for three portions a day— each with around 60 calories and 15 grams of carbs, says Woman’s Health advisor and author of The F-Factor Diet, Tanya Zuckerbrot, R.D.  That’s about half of a large apple; 3/4 cup of blueberries; a medium peach; half of a grapefruit; or half of a large banana.”

Pelham, NY, Alice S. “Ask Women’s Health / We Have Answers”I Love Fruit…””Woman’s Health July 2012: 18. Web.

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