Addicted to Fruit

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    • #12704
      Lou M
      Participant

      Hi Gillian and all
      I’ve felt fortunate to have taken this
      Webinar during lockdown as I’ve really been
      Able to Concentrate on eating less and eating for
      Better energy.
      I bought the book ‘The Doctor’s Kitchen’ and am
      Keen to optimise my health .
      One of the lightbulb moments on the past couple
      Of weeks is that I’m addicted to fruit .Somedays 7
      I eat 7 Pieces of fruit .
      I’m unsure of the overall nutritional
      Value of some fruits and suspect I might be
      ‘Chasing the Dragon’ for sugar!
      Can you point me to any research papers on
      Pros and cons of fruit . Thanks , the course
      Has been brilliant for me

    • #12716
      Gillian
      Moderator

      Great question, Lou, but not much of an answer in terms of research, and I have my doubts there’s any to find.

      I feel confident about “broad brushstrokes” regarding nutrition, especially in terms of refined carbs and industrial seed oils, but pros and cons of various kinds of fruit and how many to eat are going to live in the world of individual opinion and controversy, I think.

      I’ve heard it said that even “5-a-day” doesn’t actually have an evidence base (i.e. research behind it)! Doubt that it’s harmful, though 🙂

      My guess would be that you’re right about overeating fruit at 7/day as a substitute for sugar, but it is my guess to be honest. There certainly are people who would recommend no fruit at all and others who swear by nothing but. Dr Robert Lustig has made an interesting observation that in a pre-industrial world, all fruit was seasonal, to be consumed in quantity to fatten us up for the coming food scarcity over winter.

    • #12718
      Lou M
      Participant

      Thanks Gillian

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