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Is the Sugar in Fruit Healthy or Unhealthy?

I just got an email from Forks Over Knives and want to share this article, “Is the Sugar in Fruit Healthy or Unhealthy?”  Forks Over Knives “empowers people to live healthier lives by changing the way the world understands nutrition”.  That’s why I want to share this article.  It is written by  Alona Pulde, MD and Matthew Lederman, MD, a board-certified Internal Medicine physician. Both specialize in nutrition and lifestyle medicine.

Why is the article important to me since I already know that fruit is healthy and I hope that you do, too?  Because I hear a natural health practitioner say over and over, “fruit is bad for you, it is loaded with sugar”.  That is wrong and when you read the article, you will know how wrong she is.

The following is an excerpt from The Forks Over Knives Plan.

We are bombarded by stories in the media about how sugar is bad for our health and sweets of all kind should be avoided. However, the desire for sweet-tasting foods is perfectly normal and natural! Indeed, our tongue contains an abundance of sweet receptors for a good reason. Fresh fruit, the source of natural sweetness, is health promoting and an excellent source of calories for the human body. This is why we recommend you include generous amounts of fresh fruit in your diet, and know that it’s even okay to make a meal out of nature’s candy. If you have never tried this, you may be surprised by just how satisfying it is.

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Is the Sugar in Fruit Healthy or Unhealthy?

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