Healthy Fruits That You Should Not Eat Too Much
Healthy fruits gone bad?! Can too much of a good thing ever be bad? Here is the fate of healthy fruits and what over consumption can do!
For some reason or the other, many of us have come to believe that fruits are healthy for us no matter which fruit you are eating and how much of it. It cannot be denied that healthy fruits are nature’s way of providing us with lots of nutrition and minerals in small delicious packets but too much of anything is bad! It may be hard to believe but some of the sure shot healthy fruits that we love and incorporate into our every day diets can actually be harmful if eaten in excess. A few examples of these are as follows.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Think again. Apples have more sugar in the form of fructose than most other fruits with a single apple containing 26 grams of sugar. Not only that, but a single apple also contains about 130 calories and 34 grams of carbohydrates. Although, other processed foods have much more sugar and calories, the problem with apples is that the sugar is in the form of fructose which does not trigger the insulin in the body signaling that you are full. As a result, you can keep on eating apples without feeling full while the calories just keep building up.
No onecan deny that bananas are an excellent source of protein and are essential in the diet of babies to help them grow taller and for their bones to become stronger. However, this fruit again is very high in sugar and calories with every banana containing 10 calories and 19 grams of sugar. So if you are having more than even two bananas a day, you will start to put on weight very soon. Not only that, but eating too many bananas can drive up the triglycerides in your body which contribute to higher cholesterol and heart problems.
The plump and succulent wonder that tastes like heaven on a hot summer day, the orange. Again, it is a very healthy fruit that is an excellent source of Vitamin C but we cannot forget that oranges are also acidic in nature. As a result, too much of these citrus delights can start having an effect on our teeth as the acid causes the enamel to wear away and your teeth to rot.
Walnuts, almonds, peanuts and the like are all excellent sources of warmth and taste around a toasty fire in the winter. Dried fruits are all supposed to be healthy because they help you stay warm and provide your body with iron but they are incredibly high in calories. This is due to the fact that fresh fruits are much higher in water content and so have lesser calories. For example, a single cup of raisins contains about 434 calories whereas you can have a much larger serving of fresh fruit for the same amount. Apart from the calorie factor, dry fruits like raisins are very sticky and are known to stick to your teeth long after they are consumed, leading to decay and cavities.