Eat WHOLE Fruit – NYTimes Article

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/31/making-the-case-for-eating-fruit/

Main points:

  • ¬†Increased fruit consumption is tied to lower body weight and a lower risk of obesity associated diseases
  • Fruit can also keep us from overeating¬†because it makes us feel fuller
  • Do not chose juice over fruit because chewing the whole fruit slows down consumption
  • If you want to make your own juice opt for the blender so the fiber isn’t completely stripped
  • Avoid dry fruit – Dried fruit essentially concentrates the calories and sugar into smaller packets, making it easier to consume excess calories

The fruit hierarchy:

  1. Fresh fruit
  2. Dried fruit
  3. Sweetened dried fruit
  4. Juice

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