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Don’t be scared of sugar in fruit! A nutritionist listed her top 8 best fruits

The sugar in fruit is nothing to be afraid of.

Watching out for sugar can be a good thing, but when you’re choosing what to eat, don’t take it out on fruit.

Certified nutritionist Tanna Fox spent an entire summer researching why so many of her clients were trying to sidestep this beautiful array of gorgeous, God-given foods. She shared why women are scared of sugar in fruit right now, and why not to be.

 

The Fear of Sugar

“It comes down to sugar content,” she explained. “Everyone says, ‘Oh, don’t eat the fruit, it has too much sugar.’ What we’re forgetting about fruit is that it’s grown from the earth,'” Tanna emphasized.

She says there are many amazing components that come from the earth… many that we simply overlook.

While there is sugar – or glucose – in fruit, Tanna affirms that the amount is small.

“Fruit contains probably less than 1-2 percent fructose,” she said, “which is the real enemy when it comes to sugar.”

The Power of Fruit

Fruit is even more powerful than most people realize. Every single color in every single fruit that’s on the earth has a component for longevity, life, and disease prevention.

“Fruits are rich in fiber, polyphenols, and micronutrients that literally make us stronger and give us more energy,” Tanna explained.

The Benefits of Specific Fruits

Apples

“Apples are a magic food,” Tanna said. Not only do apples have fiber, but also contain pectin, which clings onto viruses, yeast, and mold in your digestive system, effectively cleaning it out.

“An apple a day really is true, and the red ones are the best if you have to pick,” Tanna recommended.

Grapes

“Grapes have an incredible property to help digestion,” Tanna said. They have a shiny coating that soothes and nourishes the lining of your gut microbiome.

Pineapple

Pineapples are about 85 percent water.

“It feels really sweet, but it actually is really hydrating,” Tanna explained. Not only that, but it also contains a digestive enzyme called bromelain that helps your food digest much better.

Kiwis

Similar to pineapples, Kiwis have a digestive enzyme that helps break down proteins.

“If you sometimes feel like you eat too much and you want to feel a little lighter, cut a kiwi in half, grab a spoon, and have a kiwi,” Tanna said.

Lemons & Limes

Lemons and limes are major detoxing fruits.

“Especially in the morning or even after a meal, they help detox,” Tanna emphasized. They’re antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial.

Avocados

Avocados are great for your brain. They’re loaded with omega-3s, which are a brain food and can help alleviate symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Tanna mentioned, “If you feel like, ‘why is my brain a little foggy?’ Ask yourself, ‘am I eating enough omega 3s? Am I getting avocados and healthy fats?'”

Bananas

Bananas are probably one of the best fruits because they’re soothing in the gut.

“They’re creamy and soft and they just kind of settle,” Tanna said. They’re calming, relaxing, and can reduce anxiety. If you have constipation, diarrhea, or any digestive issues, a banana is your answer.

Have fruit, especially in the mornings. Have your breakfast be high in protein and high in all the colors. The best fruit to eat is probably the one you have the least of. So if you haven’t had a kiwi in a while, grab a kiwi. If you eat apples every day, try an orange. There is always so much strength in diversity of all the colors of the rainbow.


For more nutritional guidance, you can follow Tanna on Instagram, @live.right.nutrition, or visit her website, liverightnutrition.us.

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