Very often we have that “more is better” mentality. It happens even with healthy foods. Fresh fruit is most definitely a healthy food, however you may have noticed in Today’s the Day that I suggest you limit it to 2 servings per day. There are several reasons for that the most important of which is that fruit is naturally high in fructose – the natural fruit sugar.
We’ve all heard about the dangers of high fructose corn syrup and while it is true that fresh fruit contains antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and the fiber tempers the sugar, you can still overdo fructose and too much is definitely not better.
This article by Dr. Mercola talks about the reasons adopting an all fruit diet, as Ashton Kutcher recently did in preparation for his role as Steve Jobs is not a good idea. I actually talked in detail about this in a newsletter I did way back in July of 2011.
You CAN get too much of a good thing. Too much protein can put stress on your kidneys, too many starchy carbs and sugar raise cholesterol. As Ashton Kutcher found out all too well – more is not always better or smart!
The take-away here is this: choose the healthiest, highest quality foods available to you, combine and prepare them properly, using wisdom, and exercise moderation. Balance is always the key.
Do you find it difficult to exercise moderation and think more of a good thing has to be better?
Something that could be very helpful: A free app recommended by my future daughter-in-law, Phoebe, called Fooducate for smartphones: you scan the label and it gives all this information including the probability of whether GMO ingredients were used or trans fats are in it.
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