Should you limit your fruit intake?

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Do you ever worry about the natural sugar found in fresh fruit? Common sense should tell us that refined sugar is NOT the same as the sugar in fruit, but it’s still common to hear that you need to limit your sugar intake, and many experts throw fruit into that category.

bowl of mixed fruit

After doing some digging, I’m convinced that the body does treat the sugar in fruit differently, and I’ve got research to back me up. So, today I’m going to address some common concerns about fruit using peer-reviewed studies in the hopes that it will lay any of your fruit fears to rest.

1. Can you eat too much fruit?

In a Harvard health publication, fruit is declared to be beneficial in almost any amount. A small study even put that theory to the test, having subjects consume a whopping 20 servings of fruit each day! Despite the high fructose content of this high-fruit diet, subjects had no adverse effects on body weight, blood pressure, insulin, or lipid levels. Another small study showed that a group eating 20 servings of fruit over a period of just 2 weeks significantly lowered LDL cholesterol, and possibly reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease and colon cancer.

(Other studies have shown that added sugar negatively affects cholesterol levels, with higher sugar consumption driving HDL cholesterol lower and triglicerides higher.)

2. Should diabetics limit fruit intake?

In this study, diabetics were divided into two groups. The group who reduced their fruit consumption showed no difference in weight, waist circumference, or diabetes management when compared to the group who ate at least two or more pieces of fruit each day. The researchers ultimately concluded that fruit should not be restricted in patients with type 2 diabetes.

3. What about “sweet” fruits?

In another study, my favorite sweetener– dates!– were put to the test on diabetic subjects. Dates are often considered to be a sweeter fruit higher in sugar, but this study concluded that dates do not result in a significant blood spike, and instead could have potential benefits when included in a healthy diet for diabetics.

4. What about the fructose in fruit?

Fructose has gotten a bad rap among many health activists, and with good reason. Industrial fructose (i.e. table sugar and high fructose corn syrup) is terrible for you! It can have toxic effects on your long term health, contributing to hypertension while also damaging your liver. However, this study published just two years ago shows that the fructose in fruit does NOT have the same effects on the liver or metabolism as industrial fructose, and this study shows that the natural fructose in fruit does not contribute to hypertension, either.

If you’re worried about blood sugar spikes, it turns out that fruit may actually blunt insulin spikes, too. In this study, researchers observed blood sugar levels after drinking a sugary beverage and then compared them to blood sugar levels after drinking the same sugary beverage, but with fruit blended into it. You might think that the sugar in the fruit would boost the overall blood sugar spike, since the overall sugar content is increased, but the added fruit actually lowered it. Another study came to the same conclusion. Researchers added berries to a high glycemic meal of white bread, and even though the meal was higher in overall sugar content, the added fruit actually lowered the overall blood sugar spike compared to just eating white bread alone. So, even if you’re not making the best diet choices, adding fruit can help!

5. Will eating fruit make me gain weight?

According to this study, eating fruit actually promotes weight loss. Researchers divided subjects into two groups: a low-fructose group with no added fructose or fruit, and a moderate-fructose group that included fruit in their diet. Guess what? Even though both groups were on a calorie-restricted program, the people who ate the fruit lost more weight than those on the low-fructose plan.

figs and blueberries

Does this mean you should eat fruit with reckless abandon? That depends on how fruit makes YOU feel as an individual. I just wanted to present you with this information because fruit has been lumped into the “sugar” category lately, and I don’t want you to avoid it simply because of misinformation or arbitrary rules. Remember, you’re the best expert for your body!

If you’d like some visual aids to help understand these studies better, Dr. Gregor has put together some excellent videos regarding these studies on the benefits of eating fruit. I’m a huge fan of his website, because he always makes things easier to understand! Check them out here and here.

Reader Feedback: Are you scared to eat too much fruit? Have you limited it in the past because you thought it would help you lose weight? If you know anyone who is still scared of fruit, please share this post with them!

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Thank you for this post. I just started to work out to build muscle and tone up. I have wondered about eating fruit as I was told to eat a lot more protein. It’s all very confusing! Is there a certain time to stop eating fruit in the day? Thank you for all your posts!


    Megan Gilmore

    I haven’t seen a study that states fruit is digested any differently at different times of the day. To my knowledge most of those time recommendations are pretty arbitrary, except in the case of food combining where experts suggest that you wouldn’t want to eat fruit after you’ve eaten something slower to digest, like animal protein.


      Hi Joyce! First I have to agree with Megan- I haven’t heard any definitive research on when to stop eating fruit dyring the day. However I’ve also been working on building muscle and there are lots of reputable studies that show it is actually very important to make sure you eat carbs along with protein after a workout to make the most if your workout (and build muscle!). Personally I love to enjoy fruit after a workout but I also don’t limit it to only post workouts.

      It’s nice to finally see a post that doesn’t demonize fruit or carbs- your body needs a balance of protein/fat/carbs- the important thing is balance, portion control and the source!
      Love this post Megan!!


I love this post! It makes me sad when dieters avoid fruit because of the sugar and carbs. Fruit is delicious and so good for you! I don’t know what I would do without berries, applss, dates, and peaches!


this article came exactly when i raised this question! I eat loads of fruits (its gonna be probably like half of what i eat during the day) i hardly eat any refined sugar at all (also I sweeten everything with dates)
unfortunately my question is not answered here. I started to have big problems with candidas overgrow in my guts and was told to stop eating fruits. any trustworthy study related to this? do i actually need to quite fruits for some time?


    I would love to know this answer as well.

    Megan Gilmore

    I haven’t seen any peer-reviewed studies regarding the relationship between fruit and candida, so I don’t feel comfortable making a definitive statement either way. I suspect that most experts are just making educated guesses when it comes to candida recommendations– assuming that fruit sugar is digested the same way that table sugar is, which as we’ve seen in the studies I’ve posted above, is not necessarily the case. In fact, in one study above did show that the polyphenols in fruit can block some of the uptake of sugars by the cells lining our intestines, which might be why fruit sugar is okay on diets like GAPS and SCD, since fruit won’t disrupt gut microbes the way other natural sugars might, like pure maple syrup. I’ve heard of other successes regarding candida treatment, including a high-fruit low-fat diet, and other theories that cutting out all sugar can actually make a candida issue worse, so it leads me to believe that there is more than one solution to the problem, and the mainstream solution currently out there may not be the best one.


      Well, Veronika, maybe just cut back to a more reasonable amount of fruit, 1-2 servings, as opposed to half of your total food intake in a day.


    I mostly stick to the Susan Summers rule when it comes to fruit. Eat it on its own, then wait 20 minutes before having anything else to eat or drink. (excluding water, but then it takes longer for the fruit to digest) 🙂


    read the 801010 book by dr doug graghm! your will have blood sugar issues and candida is you eat fruit with fat…fat thickens blood and prevent oxygen and nutrients from getting into your cells. fat hinders the sugars from your cells from passing in and out of your blood


I’m curious what you think of Dr David Perlmutter’s theories from his book, Grain Brain. I’m currently reading this and am seriously considering adopting this high fat, low/no carb approach. He definitely states that fruit is a much better food source than other sugars, but that you can overdo even the natural sugars in fruit. And he also has plenty of cited research to back his assertions. What is your take on this?
Thank you

    Megan Gilmore

    I don’t have his book on hand, so I’d have to see his research. My guess is that he has lumped fruit into the “sugar” category when looking at these studies, and sugar has definitely been shown to have detrimental effects in numerous peer-reviewed cases. However, since fruit has been shown to be different than other sugars, I would like to see more cases where fruit is actually examined regarding its impact on the body. I also feel like we’re the ONLY species in the world that needs science to tell us what to eat! Intuitively, I feel that eating more fruit and vegetables is the right thing to, so I also take that into account when considering different dietary approaches. I think there is something to be said for listening our gut instincts!


    I can tell you from personal experience over the past year…I’ve been eating high fat-low carb with very little exercise and have lost 52 lbs. I’m THRILLED to read this tho, because I’ve cut it out almost completely. While I’m not a huge fruit eater, I truly miss it! When I started, I was doing low carb (around 30g carbs per MEAL) and staying more low fat. I lost 30 lbs in five months and lowered my A1C from 6.7 to 5.0 :). Then I discovered high fat/low carb and have continued to lose..albeit a bit slower…but I eat bacon, so its all good! Thanks so much for your hard work, Megan!


      Completely agree with Kate.My personal experience T2 Diabetes since 2007. Few times on diets.
      – High fat/low carb diet ,Dr. Atkins (less than 20gr a day ) low fat feta chees and dry wine as a treat, lost 50lb in about 10 months. Running 5-6 times a week (30-36mls).A1C 5.5-5.7.
      Gain back 30lb slowly but shurly when start eating low glicimic index fruits more then 2 servings a day.
      – Low fat/ low carb (Dr. Dukan) no milk products loosing weight faster 35lb in 5 months. Walking 5 times a week total 200-250 minutes. A1C 5.5-5.7.
      Start eating fruits more then 2 servings gain back 25lb.
      Now on Dr. Dukan diet again. Planing after getting back to my ideal weight not to eat more than 1serving of fruits and 1 serving of berries.
      Before starting dieting I was taking few medicines for diabetes treatment. After loosing first 30lb taking 1000mg Metformin twice a day.
      …For People with Diabetes … help yourself. Your lifestyle is Dr. P. Dukan diet low fat /low carbs intake don’t full yourself. You only can have 1 fruit a day and one serving of berries.
      Good luck!

        Megan Gilmore

        Don’t be so quick to assume that only one method will help control diabetes. Dr. McDougall would strongly disagree with you, as his program is starch-based and eliminates all animal protein as his studies show that they reduce insulin sensitivity in the body. From his website:

        “The first step to turning around these events is to stop, or at least drastically reduce, the medications. By removal of the medication-induced “hyper-insulin-state,” the body can now begin making overdue corrections; an important one being weight loss. The second crucial step is to change to a low-fat, animal-food-free, starch-based diet. Starchy foods (rice, corn, potatoes, beans, etc. cause the body’s own insulin to become more powerful; insulin sensitivity is increased.1-3. To further make the point about the benefits of carbohydrates on the function of insulin; even pure simple sugar improves insulin sensitivity.4 A classic experiment on people found an improvement in diabetic control as measured by fasting blood sugar levels, insulin levels, and glucose tolerance tests when diabetics were fed an extreme diet consisting of 85% of the calories as simple sugar (glucose and maltose).4 Animal proteins, like milk casein, and animal fats and vegetable oils reduce the sensitivity of insulin.5,6 The third step is to start exercising which further lowers blood sugars and enhances the weight loss. With these changes a simple cure is possible for essentially everyone with type-2 diabetes.”

        For more on his research, you can visit his website:

        You can also see the Simply Raw documentary, which follows 6 subjects turn their diabetes around in just 30 days by eating a raw food diet that includes fruit and no animal protein.

        I’m not saying these plans are for everyone, either, but there is certainly more than one option out there, so I don’t want people to mistakenly write off fruit simply because they didn’t have the information they needed.


          Megan, I completely agree with you. After following the Keto diet for a couple of years, I’m now following the Dr. Brooke Goldner protocol and doing great! I have also read The China Study and have watched many videos with Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Esselstyn. Whole food, plant based diets are the key to healing all of the damage that animal products have created in the body. The only side effect is weight loss 🙂


Thanks for this great information. I have been told by many Doctors to limit fruit for various reasons. I am glad that this seems to not be the case.


Do any of your studies address inflammation? My husband is on an anti-inflammatory diet for lupus & was told to limit his fruit intake to no more than 2 servings a day, stressing the lower sugar ones.


Hi !
Thank you for your article, I needed exactly these informations and you responded to the questions I was wondering.
Thanks a lot, have a good day


Does the above also relate to blended fruit when used for smoothies – as the fibre is broken down so much does it mean the body absorbs more of the fructose?

    Megan Gilmore

    One of the studies above actually tested fruit without the fiber, too, to see if it’s just the fiber that helps blunt the blood sugar effects, and the researchers concluded that fiber isn’t the only thing that helps. The fruit juice also didn’t have the hypoglycemic effects that a sugary drink did, which suggests that the polyphenols found in fruit (and their juices) help prevent dips in blood sugar and insulin levels. And blended fruit still does retain the fiber, so you still don’t have to worry about the fructose in smoothies– fiber is only removed if you process the produce through a juicer.

Robyn moore

Thank you Megan for this article on sugar it has helped to clear up some concerns I have had. Even though I am healthy and eat well I did worry that eating the fruit in smoothies etc may have been too much sugar and in bliss balls but yah you have cleared up the confusion. Thank you as always x


Megan, thanks for this post. My autistic son loves fruit, and I was afraid he was eating too much. We actually have been hiding the fruit because sometimes he will grab a banana or apple without asking. Now I can relax and know he will not get fat from eating fruit!

    Megan Gilmore

    I was actually inspired to do this research myself because my son eats SO MUCH fruit lately. I think it also says something that children are so drawn to fruit– I feel like they are much more in touch with their own biological needs than we adults are!


      My toddler has been eating a ton of fruit lately too! To the point where she cries when we run out of blueberries because she’s eaten them all. I sometimes worry that she’s not getting enough protein but I try to just trust her in knowing what her nutritional needs are, especially since there are much worse things she could be eating like typical processed “kid friendly” food, chicken fingers, hot dogs, etc .


      This is so true! My girls, 9 and 3 LOVE fruit and we always have an abundance in hand. On vacation two months ago, on our second full day, we were already a bit tired of dining out and the limited food choices available. I made the comment that for dinner, I’d just like a salad. My 9-year old chimed in and said, ‘Oh, me, too. I want a salad, or a big bowl of cucumbers or strawberries!’ She articulated perfectly what the rest of us were feeling! And now she’s getting interested in making her own smoothies!


Thank you Megan! This is helpful as I’ve wondered about fruit. I love it! I don’t eat any added sugar in my diet except for occasional treats with maple syrup. I worried about dried fruit. Question, I know fruit digests best when eaten on any empty stomach and well before a meal. I give myself an hour prior to eating a meal. Do you have any “rules” for it? How about if it’s “ice cream” (almond butter with frozen banana- should the hour still apply? It seems like I don’t go “#2” as easily if I don’t apply the hour rule. Sorry for tmi but thank you for your help!

    Megan Gilmore

    In general, I do tend to stick to food combining rules with fruit and eat it on an empty stomach, though I’ll make exceptions. I still think it’s better to snack on an apple with almond butter than many other conventional snacks out there, even if it isn’t perfectly combined. And as I was taught it, bananas and dates can be combined with nuts and dried fruit, so I will make a smoothie or ice cream combining bananas with nuts and seeds. I haven’t noticed the combining of fruits to affect bowel movements as much as NOT eating fruit in general. When people cut out fruit, constipation tends to follow, which is why I’d encourage more fruit consumption regardless of any other rules.


      Thank you for your response. Does the baking or heating of fruit change the rules on fruit combing at all, or just makes for a delicious treat? 🙂 Also is it okay for food combining to combine any and all fruit together in one meal? (Like blueberries and banana)

Laura Cruz

In the past month I’ve correlated a problem with sleep quality and sugar from fruit. It appears to affect my blood sugar somehow and my heart rate and my quality of sleep in poor. If I cut it out and eat lower carbs in general, sleep quality improves instantly. I’m tracking sleep quality with a Microsoft band.


At last some common sense prevails! So pleased to see this as I find myself intuitively knowing that my body and my kids’ bodies respond absolutely fine (brilliantly in fact) to fruit whereas chemical processed foods – not so much. Yet the No Sugar brigand that’s marching at the moment seem to want us to shun all fruit too – One health expert actually told me to limit my 5 year old to no more than one piece of fruit a day!! I ignored it. Pleased this post is out and about bringing some calm to the crazy world of ‘health’ we live in. Thanks


Great news- thank you so much for sharing! I often play games with myself, asking myself constantly if i am consuming too much fruit, especially on hot summer days when i just cant get enough! Got the fruit covered…but would love, love , love some recipes/salads with chicken! Needing some tasty ideas with lean animal protein…

    Megan Gilmore

    I’ll see what I can do about more chicken recipes. I was a vegetarian for years, so I still don’t love working with raw meat!


    Thanks Megan! I love vegan and vegetarian recipes but i am in very intense competitive athletic training and i find myself craving animal protein within two days if i leave it out of my meals entirely. Any thoughts you might have to share considering your nutrition background- can an athlete get everything out of a vegan or vegetarian diet alone?


      There are many athletes that have a vegan or vegetarian diet, you might want to try this website:

      Scott Jurek is also an amazing vegan athlete, he runs like crazy distances and then some more on top of that!! I read his eat and run book, it had quite a bit to do with his diet (and recipes included).

      It may depend on what sport you are doing (I mainly follow triathletes and runners – so not a strong man type sport) but a lot of people have had great results with a vegan diet.

      Good luck!


Hi Megan! Thanks for this article! I have been limiting my fruit intake lately. I have a hormonal imbalance(particularly with Estrogen), and I feel my body is negatively responding to sugar, even fruit sugar. Do you have any advice in regards to sugar’s effect on people with hormone issues?


Thank you for this post 🙂

I have felt little bad about so much fruit in summer , but I love fruit so much in summer so I eat pounds of wild berries a day lots of watermelon , apples apricot… smoothies or just by itself

Ihavent notice any weight gain or whatever what paleo world so scare us that when you eat apple you will gain….

I do better with more carbs than more fats:-)


Great post!! I have quoted you on facebook! Thank you so much. You make my job so much easier!!!

Sarah C

Thank you so much for the info! I’ve wondered about this!

Samantha @ThePlantedVegan

I used to be scared of eating too much fruit, then I began to realize that there is really nothing to be worried about. I love fruit, especially dates!


The sugar myth has been a long running thing with my type 2 diabetic mother-in-law… I keep trying to convince her that they are two very different sugars, but her doctor told her to stay away from sugary fruits (her doctor!), even tomatoes. I was livid, that somebody who should have more common sense than that would tell a patient something so rediculous. I’m studying to be a holistic nutritionist, but it certainly doesnt take a brain surgeon (or any other doctor for that matter) to tell you that these sugars work differently on our bodies. Besides, all the other health benefits in fruit should outweigh the sugar content in any study as far as I’m concerned. Thanks for this post, I’ll be passing this one along to my mother-in-law for sure.


Great article! SO glad to see this in the sea of “ooo too much fruit is bad for you because of the sugar” articles. I used to have type 2 diabetes, be really overweight, but I changed my lifestyle, eliminated the processed foods, refined sugars etc and increased my fruit intake (oranges, apples, mangoes, berries etc) and I’ve reversed my diabetes. Been type 2 diabetes free for over 2 years so far and still eat plenty of fruit. That actually inspired me to study to be a health coach so I can help others 🙂

Love your site and about to order your Everyday Detox book 🙂


    Megan Gilmore

    Wow, I’m so happy to hear that! Thanks for sharing your story so that others can benefit. 🙂 I hope you enjoy the new cookbook!

Gluten Free Babe

I love this post! so much good info here. Thank you. I do try and limit my fruit intake, and eat a lot more veggies instead. I also always try to eat fruit alone – the food combining rule is 30 minutes before a meal, or 2 hours after. I also try and eat what’s in season!

Deborah Pucci

Thank you, this really answered my questions about eating too much fruit.

Pamela Pitts

Thank you so much for this article, I am type 2 and have been trying to stay off sugar but had increased fruit, so this was timely for me! I love fruit and will make sure from now on to get my recommended serving allowance!


It is definitely possible to eat too much fruit. the body can’t handle all that fiber and will eventually rebel and become diseased. I followed a high fruit/veggies diet when I was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease. I’ve always known it was from all the fiber constipating me. So be careful with portions and cooking always helps break down the fiber!


    Thanks for sharing.


    I don’t understand this comment at all. I am omni now, but I was vegan and would “go fruitarian” here and there in the summer, and eating all that fruit would give me diarrhea! Fiber makes you GO. It only constipates you if you aren’t drinking enough fluids. I was’t drinking a ton either, but the fruits had enough water in them to keep that from happening.

    I think maybe your problem was from something else…


Wow! Did you read my mind? I’ve been wrestling with this question lately.
I’m surrounded by all this beautiful summer fruit and I’ve been enjoying it all thoroughly!
Recently, I’ve gotten some negative feedback that I need to stop putting these “sugar bombs” in my system.
I’m currently studying with IIN and working to eat intuitively and discover my bio-individuality. And the fruit I’ve been eating has felt great! This article validates my intuition. So thank you thank you!


I am “super” hypoglycemic- sometimes referred to as reactive hypoglycemic, since nearly everything I eat makes me feel tired, sleepy, and lowers my blood sugar for awhile. I have been hypoglycemic since I was 36 years old. The last few years, although I watch my diet and exercise more than ever, I have had more effects from it- like getting up during the night, sometimes more than once, to eat. I usually can eat an egg white or two in order to get back to sleep. When I eat fruit,alone,during the day, I get super sleepy. I have to stay away from most fruits, except for a small apple. With that I usually add a small amount of almond butter, so the “sugar” doesn’t make me so tired/sleepy.Most fruits either mess with my sugar, or cause severe stomach craps- like oranges- or cause severe gas- like grapes. I am so desperate to find something that will help me lose weight. I walk most days- making 10,000 steps or more, and exercise with weights, crunches, leg exercises, etc 3x’s weekly for 30 minutes. My calories are 1200 a day, and I don’t minus from the calories I burn daily, yet I remain within 5 pounds of the same weight month after month. Anyone out there who can help??? And, I have been told I don’t take in enough calories per day, but when I increase my calories, I gain a lot! I am 59 years old, and my mother died at 64 from diabetes and heart disease- and I have an older brother who is severally diabetic.Neither would//will watch their diet. I mainly eat tuna, chicken, pork, and some red meats, for high protein to feel “good”. PLEASE, any help???


    That amount of calories seem Tô bem very low…but it depends on tour height and Weight too. Do you eat a lot of vegetables? Try adding whole eggs, salmon and yogurt for added protein. Sometimes when your calorie intake is too low it will prevent you from losing WeiGHT and will make you feel tired.


    Try the Eat to Live diet!!!


I just stumbled upon your website and thus far, I am quite excited about it!

I have concerns about the sugar in fruit as it relates to 2 issues that I am struggling with:

Depression and systemic candida.

Even organic, raw honey seems to cause a flare in both of these conditions for me. So far, I find I can eat organic apples without repercussions. From my research, it is my understanding that even naturally occurring sugars, such as honey, fruit sugar, etc. feed the candida. My depression is very sensitive to sugar as well (I’d be happy if I could eat fruit!).

Can you share some of your knowledge on this particular area? I would LOVE to add more fruit into my diet.

Thank you.

Kezia @ Super Naturally Healthy

GREAT post – and thanks for links to the studies. I have had a journey of eating not eating fruit due to gut health issues. I stopped whilst rolling a more GAPS approach which helped my symptoms but now I enjoy 1-3 portions a day and medal dates also go down really well too. I think your so right in that we just need to listen to our bodies – but long live fruit!


Thanks for the great article, I would love to know if there is any research into dried fruit, or even semi dried fruit, I feel it should be the same since it is just minus the water but who knows. I eat lots of fresh fruit but dried is a lot easier for travel and dirty work days where I can just have a slice when I’m hungry…. Off to eat an apple 🙂


    I’d like to know that too. They even have more tiver…

Shannon S.

I just wanted to say thank you for all your posts and recipes! You should have your own cook show! I really appreciate all the research you do. I also LOVE your cookbook! I have shared it with several friends and family members. Thanks for being my cooking/nutrition idol! Cheers!


Thank you for this! Fruit is so unnecessarily villified and demonized as of late, it’s just ridiculous. While I’ve personally evolved away from eating much fruit in the past few years (though, not fresh figs; NEVER fresh figs, they are my kryptonite! LOL), fruit is full of so much goodness and has a place in a healthy diet. Thanks for bringing some sense and reason to this topic.


I have type 2 diabetes and have had concerns about eating fruit. My son sent me the link to your site. I need to send him a very large thank you. The info on your site and others comments have been a great source of sensible ways to manage my sugar.


Great post! I am always arguing with people on this topic so nice to know that studies back up what I have been saying. I feel strongly that you can’t eat too much of a natural food, when it is in its most natural state why should you have to worry how much you have of it? Also, the people who typically challenge me on this refuse to eat too much fruit in fear or sugar but drink a ton of alcohol. Makes no sense. xx, Beth


Thanks for your info on the fruit in regards to sugar. I am curious while reading up on sugar, are you seeing how it effects breast cancer or any other cancers? I’m a new breast cancer patient. I am working at changing up my eating ways! Sugar is my drug! I feel I need to go to a rehab center to stop sugar. Cancer has gotten me to go close to cold turkey on this, but boy is it hard! I still need to gather more info on fruit sugars in regards to its fueling or not fueling cancer cells?
Any info on this would be awesome.
Love your site and will be trying out your recipes!
Gina Duran


    Try replacing the sugar in your life with fresh and dried fruit!!!

Thomas gammell

I have anxiety and have just started eating green smoothies if I leave half the smoothie in the fridge till the next day will the blUK berries and blackberries cause my blood sugar to spike alsof I was under the impression not to put much fruit I’m my smoothies

LaDonna cook

My daughter is a short chubby girl and has been predominately vegetarian for many years. She works hard at work, on the go all day, and has a gym membership she uses 3 or 5 times a week. She simply cannot loose weight. I recently jumped on the vegetarian bandwagon and have gotten off all the high cholesterol, high blood pressure meds and feel great and I’ve lost 25 pounds. What could she possibly be doing wrong?


    She might benefit from trying a whole food plant based diet such as Eat to Live by Dr. Fuhrman


Hi! Just found this page/post & wanting to express GLEE at seeing it. I think fruit is so important! and I used to limit myself due to the fruit fear! Did you know that when people would ship out to sea for long periods of time they would die if they didn’t have fruit on board? Even if they had meat. Even if they had vegetables! I follow Anthony William, Medical Medium and have found the information he provides from Spirit incredibly life changing and accurate. And I’m inclined to share in case anyone reading is called to check him out. 🙂


Thank you for posting all this great information! During the times in my life when I’ve felt best and my weight was healthiest, I have eaten a lot of fruit. I have always felt that eating a good amount of fruit is healthy, so it is great to see scientific evidence to back up that principal.

Chinelo Ochie

Thank you for posting the information about eating the four categories of food separately. That is probably the best and most practical information I have received about food combination.

Anne S.

When I was pregnant with both my children I wanted to eat more fruit and had an aversion to meat of any kind! I have always loved fruit and listened to my body, especially while pregnant and afterwards. My doctor said, “don’t be surprised if you gain a ton of weight!” That never happened. Actually, my weight remained healthy and normal while pregnant and I never gained a ton of weight. My experience is my own with fruit and pregnancy. Thank you for this article on fruit. I knew my instinct what not wrong.
I truly enjoy your website and all the recipes you post and have been following you for years! You’re recipes are delicious!

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