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How Fruit Causes Weight Gain

3 Ways Fruit Can Cause Weight Gain

Although many diets suggest limiting fruit intake due to sugar and carb levels, fresh fruit is a low-cal source of antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber. That said, there are still ways that eating fruit can lead to unwanted weight gain. Keep reading to see which ways to avoid eating fruit when looking to lose weight.

Drinking It
A medium orange contains 62 calories and 3.1 grams of fiber. On the other hand, an eight-ounce glass of OJ will run you 108 calories and offer zero grams of fiber. Juice may be an easy way to take in vitamins and minerals, but it's usually high in calories and lacking in fiber. If you can't forgo that daily cup of juice, at least cut back on sugar by enjoying a blend of fresh-pressed fruit and vegetables.

Keep reading for two more ways eating fruit can lead to weight gain.

Eating It Dried
Raisins, dried apricots, and prunes are definitely a great source of fiber, but the low-water content makes dried fruit a calorically dense food. Since a quarter cup of dried fruit can run over 100 calories, eat it sparingly. Make sure to measure out portion sizes instead of just casually pouring dried cranberries onto a salad.

In Baked Goods
Homemade banana bread was a weekly staple in my house, and my mother always said it was healthy because "it's made with bananas." Don't fool yourself into thinking that just because a dessert contains fruit, it's good for you: it also contains butter, sugar, and refined flour. While it's OK to give yourself the occasional baked-good indulgence, choose a piece of fresh fruit the majority of the time.

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Divya3046466 Divya3046466 5 years
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Jenny-Sugar Jenny-Sugar 5 years
Yeah, it's all about the calories.
amber512 amber512 5 years
It's all about too many calories in and not enough calories out.
Daniel2378049 Daniel2378049 5 years
From the title I was hoping for a bit more science as to WHAT in fruit and HOW it causes weight gain. Instead this article simply says fruit has sugar, and it's bad to eat it any other way than raw and whole. yawn.
Jenny-Sugar Jenny-Sugar 5 years
Yes, this includes fruit smoothies as well, which are great enjoyed for breakfast on there own. But if you down a 400-calorie smoothie along with your 500-calorie breakfast, it's easy to see why pounds are piling on.
Jenny-Sugar Jenny-Sugar 5 years
@Caralien Miller Speth - Yes, this includes fruit smoothies as well, which are great enjoyed for breakfast on there own. But if you down a 400-calorie smoothie along with your 500-calorie breakfast, it's easy to see why pounds are piling on.
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