Constantly asked about my fruit intake and if I’m concerned about the sugar/carb content. My answer will always be no. This photo contains nearly the amount if fruit I ate TODAY (unpictured: two blood oranges and red grapes) and trust me, I usually eat more fruit than this in a day.
The sugar fruit contains is a natural sugar, fructose. Which is extremely different to the sugars we have all been told are “bad” - fruit sugars are NATURAL, good! Whereas the sugar in a chocolate bar or candy - they are processed and refined sugars, which contain no beneficial nutrients. When you eat a piece of fruit, you’re eating countless beneficial vitamins and minerals, not just the fructose. When you eat fruit - you receive natural, wholesome nutrients! This is entirely different to eating a spoonful of sugar. Fruit will not make you fat, fruit does not contain too much sugar. No body should ever think twice about eating a piece of fruit, it’s one of the most natural and beneficial items you can put into your body! Please - do not be worried about the sugar content of fruit. It breaks my heart to think that some people have been influenced into thinking that FRUIT is somehow bad for you. For more information on fruit, fruit sugars and how the body responds to fruit when you consume it - I highly recommend reading the book “80 10 10” by Dr Douglas Graham. ✨🍃🍎 #vegan
The way we prepare our food can make the most remarkable difference in our health. Food is the source of fuel for our bodies, it’s what allows them to do all the remarkable things we ask of them, so take the time to do it right! You don’t have to spend hours cooking, just try to keep some of these ideas in mind. Personally, I take one day a week to prepare as much of the week’s foods as possible whether it’s chopping vegetables or making and storing dishes in single serving tupperware. The way you treat your food, body, and self are all connected!
I hope this guide will give you some ideas for how to make your food prep healthier!