Does Fruit Make You Fat?

I mean, an apple does have over 20 grams of carbs, doesn’t it?! I used to follow this logic, and many still do to this day thanks to Dr. Atkins and his heirs. I had to share the below excerpt from a recent e-mail newsletter I received from Craig Ballantyne, creator of the Turbulence Training program, which brings us back to reality:
Nutrition Myth #1 – Fruit Makes You Fat

This. Is. Ridiculous.

No one, and I repeat, NO ONE is fat because they eat too much fruit.

Let’s clear things up. Yes, fruit contains sugar. But fruit also
contains fiber and water and fills you up for just a few calories.

Check out this calorie chart of our favorite fruits:

1 cup of cherries = 75 calories
1 medium apple = 75 calories
1 medium banana = 100 calories
1 cup blueberries = 80 calories
1 date = 25 calories
1 grapefruit = 80-100 calories
1 orange = 60 calories
1 peach = 40 calories
1 cup pineapple = 65 calories
1 cup strawberries = 45 calories
1 cup watermelon = 50 calories

So seriously, let’s just say you ate that entire list…you’re still
only at about 750 calories.

Compare that to these common foods – the ones that really make us fat.

Grande Iced Caffe Mocha = 200 calories
Grande Caramel Frappuccino = 430 calories
Starbucks Low Fat Blueberry Muffin = 430 calories (only 1g fiber!!!)
Plain Bagel = 300 calories (2g fiber – whoop-de-doo!)

You see my point? And we’re worrying about “fruit making us fat?”
Whooooaaa, don’t eat that 75 calorie apple, you might get fat! (Note: Sarcasm)

So the myth that fruit makes you fat is a joke. The truth is that fruit is healthy for you and fills you up and helps you LOSE fat.

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