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How much fruit is too much?

Is it possible to eat too much fruit?

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As children, we were often reminded about the importance of eating fruit daily. Fresh fruits are rich in nutrients and due to its fibre content, it generally prevents constipation.

However, could loading up too much on fruit harm your health? The answer is, yes.

As a matter of fact, too much of anything could harm your health. So, where is the line drawn? Here’s a guide:

  • Generally, a healthy diet consists of two to four servings of fruit a day.
  • Fill your diet with a rainbow of fruits and not just one type as each type of fruit contains its own set of healthy chemicals known as phytochemicals.
  • To get the best out of fruits, eat fruits whole and not in other forms such as juices or dried fruits that could contain added sugar.
  • Your daily fruit serving should be based on your lifestyle because fruits are also a major source of carbohydrate.
  • Fruits that are more sour in taste as compared to its sweeter counterparts does not necessarily mean it’s lower in fructose content. For example, green and red apples have similar fructose content.

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