Does Fruit Make you Fat?
posted on 16/07/2015 11:23:00 PM
IT’S TIME TO FINALLY ADDRESS WHAT ALL THE HYPE IS ABOUT WHEN IT COMES TO OUR DEAR AND DELICIOUS FRIEND: FRUIT.
In the age of the internet, the health and fitness industry (and every other industry) has more “experts” popping up than a game of whack-a-mole. I have come to discover through many nutritional courses with leaders in the industry such as Charles Poliquin, Sebastian Oreb, Daine McDonald and Mark Ottobre just how incredibly in-depth and highly specific the world of nutrition really is. So while the “whack-a-mole experts” intentions may be for the greater good (and I believe they are) unfortunately, with only a surface level understanding of nutrition, broad and blanket statements often cause more harm than good. It’s important to not look at the world of nutrition through a straw if you want to better understand the whole picture. So for those of you with a little bit of weight to move, I’m going to delve deeper into the truth behind fruit; what it really does and how it really affects your health and body composition!
First off, what’s all the hype about? Why are people all of a sudden saying fruit makes you fat? Does it really? Did it still make me fat 10 years ago? To answer this question we need to get a little ‘sciencey’ and break down exactly what nutrients our body is getting from fruit to determine what kind of effect it will have on our body. Fruits have a range of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients critical to the optimal functioning of our bodies, which funnily enough can and do contribute to fat metabolism!
To read the full article purchase the latest issue of Mens Muscle and Health 11 on the 6th August 2015
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