Eating Fruit DOES NOT Contribute to Weight Gain

Just because fruit has natural sugars, that isn't the same thing as having too much ADDED sugar in your diet.
By 
Christine Randazzo Kirschner
MS, RDN, CDN

Eating Fruit DOES NOT Contribute to Weight Gain

🍇 Fruit replaces energy-dense foods: when you include fruit as part of your snack regimen, you replace "snack foods" that are likely high in fat, salt, and calories!


🍉 Fruit provides prolonged satiety. Since it's filled with fiber and water, fruit will naturally take up space in your belly. This nutrient-rich, water-filled, lower calorie option will help keep you full longer!


🫐 Fruit has micronutrients (vitamins & minerals). Vitamins have an influence on fat mass reduction that is attributed to leptin resistance and the downregulation (or suppression) of genes involved in the formation of fat cells.


🍏 Fruit has phytochemicals that have desirable health benefits by decreasing the risk of multiple illnesses, such as cancers, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and obesity. They reduce oxidative stress via their anti-oxidant properties which also suppresses fat cell formation.

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