Is there such a thing as eating too much fruit?
I want to make sure I'm eating just enough for my diet.
Think about the expression: "Too much of a good thing can be bad." This even applies to vitamin-rich, mineral-loaded fruits.
The newest dietary guidelines suggest that you should strive to consume 7 to 12 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Only 3 to 5 of these servings should come from fruit.
Fruits are an essential part of every diet but they should never be your only source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
For some, when eaten in excess, the fiber contained in fruit may cause stomach discomfort.
Fruits are a source of simple carbohydrates. When you eat a piece of fruit by itself, blood glucose levels may rise sharply, and this could create complications for diabetics.
Aim to pair your fruit servings with vegetable servings and a lean protein serving. This will be ideal for digestion, metabolism and blood glucose levels.