Monday, 20 June 2011

'Get Trimmer...' Week Four: Nutrition Tips

So sorry for the delay this week, I'm trying to get as much rest as I can while working as usual.

This week we will focus on FRUIT...

Someone posted a comment asking, "Is there such a thing as 'too much fruit'? ", and the short and simple answer to that is Y.E.S

We've all seen the recommended daily intake of 5 portions of fruit and vegetables. This is a generalised statement and I, like many others, interpreted this as - I could have 5 portions of fruit a day. Well, I was wrong.

All kinds of fruit contain sugar ie Fructose. Yes it's fruit sugar so it's much better than refined sugar but too much sugar is just that... too much.

Sugar is a simple carbohydrate, and yes too much carbohydrate ingested => the body will store it as Fat.

So it's better to interprete that to "3-4 portions of vegetables and 1-2 portions of fruit". That has definitely worked for me and I think it'll be the same for you.
The sugar content in fruits vary and I will list a few:


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I made plantain 'cakes' this weekend: Recipe

For now, check out all recipes on this blog so far: HERE.

Omozele sent me this weeks ago, click to enlarge...

See the couscous in the bottom left? 1/2 to 2/3rds of that is a recommended portion... also I think that's wwholemeal bread (good) and try to have one slice (instead of 2) loaded with 2 eggs and the veg (spinach, carrot) :)


Anonymous said...

get well soon. Jesus please heal Adura, Amen :)

Adura said...

Thank youuuu and Amen!