Did You Know How Much Weight You Can Gain From Fruit? (CALORIE CHART)

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Did You Know How Much Weight You Can Gain From Fruit? (CALORIE CHART)

Eating fruit is vital for our overall health, but this claim can be contradictory for overweight people.

“The healthiest snack you can eat is a fruit salad,” says nutritionist Branka Mirkovikj in her book. She recommends 400 gr. of fruit daily for kids.

Although healthy, bigger portions of fruit can actually be bad for your health. Considering its health benefits, many people eat big amounts of fruit, and according to research, eating uncontrolled fruit amounts can add an additional 250 calories per day! Another problem is that fruit contains fructose which doesn’t make us full, so we reach for another portion.

Plan your fruit intake

American nutritionists recommend a cup of fruit daily. If you’re on a diet, you should avoid dried fruit, fruit juices, milkshakes and ice cream. If a child is dealing with weight problems, fresh fruit should have the advantage over dried fruit in their diet, as dried fruit can have up to 300 kcal. per 100 gr. of serving.

You should also limit your nuts intake which are often recommended as a replacement for snacks in some diets. It’s best to stick to smaller amounts of fruit and increase your vegetable intake.

The chart below shows the number of calories per 100 gr. of fruit. This information can be used to calculate the energy value of the fruit you eat and plan your servings accordingly.

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