From small children we are thought that one should eat a lot of vegetables and fruits, because they are a source of many vitamins and minerals, as well as they strengthen our immune system and improve general health. There is a lot of truth in it, but as in most cases the devil is in the details.
1. Fruits - tasty and caloric
Fruits are a source of vitamins and minerals necessary to enjoy health for many years. However, as research shows, not every fruit is so grat! Some of them, due to the high content of simple sugars, may cause fluctuations in the level of sugar in the blood, which in turn may lead to overweight.
Before putting fruits on your menu, check their calorie levels. It is worth reaching for sour fruits and eating them fresh, because then they provide the most beneficial substances. It is recommended to consume from 200 to 300 grams of fruits daily. It is worth dividing the consumption into three portions.
2. Fruit juices
Pasteurized fruit juices should obligatorily disappear from your menu. Not only are they additionally enriched with sugars to provide an even more intense sweeter taste, they are not as healthy as the producers say. In excess, they will contribute to weight problems.
3. Dried fruits
Dried fruits are also very caloric. Therefore, they should not be used as a source of vitamins and minerals. On the other hand, in a small amount, they are great as an addition to breakfast. They perfectly enrich the taste of your oatmeal.
4. Watch out for these fruits! Which fruits are the most calorific?
Below is a list of three fruits that are real calorie bombs. It is worth considering not eating them in larger quantities, especially because their sweet taste makes them one of the most consumed fruits.
Banana - 95 kcal (in 100 grams)
Dark grape - 67 kcal (in 100 grams)
Avocado - 66 kcal (in 100 grams)
5. Are these fruits forbidden completely?
You do not have to completely eliminate these fruits from your menu, but you should consume them sensibly. For example bananas are great for replenishing energy after exhausting training.
And dark grapes are worth eating due to their health values - they have antibacterial properties, they strengthen the immune system and prevent cancer thanks to resveratrols that their skin contain.