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MYTH BUSTER: 4 Lies about eating fruits that you should stop believing

Mofe'tiOluwa

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A lot is being said about the amazing benefits your body gets to derive when you eat any type of fruit. In all societies, fruits are believed to be super foods you should never do without.

These beliefs are actually true and backed by science. Fruits are healthy and good for your body and nutritionists recommend that fruits should make up a good part of your daily meal plan.

The reason for this recommendation is not farfetched. Eating fruits daily, in addition to eating other healthy foods and living a healthy lifestyle has been found to play important roles in the prevention of illnesses and diseases.

As healthy and beneficial fruits are for you, there are nevertheless a number of myths regarding eating fruits and if you think them to be true, it would prevent you from deriving the benefits you should from them.

So, here are four of those myths:

  • Eating fruits is not so healthy because they contain sugar

The sugars in fruits are naturally occurring and not artificial and so they are not bad for the health. Added sugars found in processed foods and drinks are the ones bad for you.

  • Eating too many fruits can cause diabetes and those who have diabetes should not eat fruits because they are too sweet

According to a diabetes organization in the UK, eating fruits is even more important for people with diabetes to prevent other health conditions like high blood pressure, heart disease and obesity. For persons who are not diabetic, eating fruits would help prevent these diseases.

  • Some fruits are better and healthier than others

All types of fruits provide benefits for your body and no one type of fruit is better than the other. Each fruit has its own health benefits and you should therefore focus on eating varieties and not a particular type.

  • There is a best time to eat fruits

Any time of the day is a great time to eat fruits. It doesn’t matter what time of the day you eat them, you would still derive the nutritional benefits they offer.

 

 

 

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Mofeyintioluwa is a health enthusiast who has particular interests in nutrition and fitness. She also loves music and enjoys reading Christian biographies. She thinks social work and public health are noble professions. Ultimately, she's exclusively for Jesus.

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