The benefits of fruit in various forms

Fruit is a rich source of vitamins, minerals and fiber. We also find carbohydrates in it, more precisely fructose (fruit sugar), which discourages many people because it is a simple sugar. However, this is not a reason to completely avoid eating fruit.

If you indulge in approximately 200–250 g of raw fruit a day, then nothing bad will really happen to your body. On the contrary – you can take in almost a third of your daily fiber needs, cover the need for vitamins, especially vitamin C, which is great for boosting immunity, and give your body other minerals.

The trend is the so-called fresh juices, ie squeezed and subsequently mixed juices from various fruits and vegetables. One would say how human does a very good service to its body when drinks so many pieces of fruit in 0.5 liters, but that is not entirely good. Mixing disrupts almost all fiber in fruits and vegetables, which increases the energy value of fresh juice and also the glycemic index. Simply put, the glycemic index indicates the ability of a food to raise blood sugar levels. If the index is low (below 55), then such a food raises blood sugar levels more slowly. If the index is high (above 70), then it increases the level very quickly. Therefore, people should prefer foods with a lower glycemic index, which also applies to people being treated for type 2 diabetes. For this reason, it is not recommended to consume fruit in the form of fresh juices. It is a calorie and carbohydrate bomb that the body definitely does not need regularly.

As for dried and lyophilised (deep-frozen) fruit, it should be noted that this is a sweeter version of the fruit and therefore should not be included in this form daily / regularly. Of course, treat yourself to it once in a while.

In short, ideally include fruit in your diet daily, but pay attention to the form in which you consume it.

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