Diet Tip: Enjoy Fruit in Moderation | A Little Bit Better With Keri Glassman

Uploaded by LivestrongWoman on 13.11.2012

Hey, I'm Keri Glassman here with some quick and simple tips to help you feel just a little
bit better. On previous episodes of A Little Bit Better, you've heard me say that you don't
need to worry about eating too many vegetables –- you get a free pass with them, so go
nuts or veggies! Ha ha! But some astute viewers have asked why I don't recommend fruit as
a freebie too. Here is the deal with fruit. I love fruit but not in the same quantity
as I do veggies. Fruit contains quite a bit of sugar. Yes it's natural, but it's sugar!
That's not to say, however, that if you are weighing the decision of diving into a chocolate
chip cookie or an extra piece of fruit, you shouldn't go for the fruit –- of course
you should! Eating a serving of fruit is not at all like eating a spoonful of refined sugar.
The sugar in fruit comes side by side with vitamins, phytonutrients, fiber and water.
This means that it is healthy for all sorts of reasons and may also help to fill you up
a bit. Fruit also can help to satisfy a sweet craving. Again, fruit, cookie, fruit, cookie?
Fruit wins! So remember: Fruit contains sugar, about 15 grams per serving, but it also delivers
health benefits. Stick with one or two servings daily and you will feel just a little bit