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Are dried fruit healthy?

Are dried fruit healthy?

Dried fruit are healthy if eaten in moderation. They are full of fiber and antioxidants, but are also high in sugars, including fructose. Some dried fruit have a high Glycemic Load.

Are fruit juices healthy?

Are fruit juices healthy?

There are 6 reasons why fruit juices are not healthy, contrary to what is believed. These negative effects outweigh the health benefits derived from the nutrients of fruit juices.

Are green potatoes toxic?

Are green potatoes toxic?

Green potatoes can be toxic. They may indicate a high level of naturally occurring toxic chemicals called glycoalkaloids. If this level is too high, it can result in consciousness loss and even death.

Can raw potatoes make me sick?

Can raw potatoes make me sick?

Eating raw potatoes can make you sick - they can cause abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, flatulence and cramps. The reasons are the indigestible starch, the contamination of bacteria from the soil and the toxins present in some potatoes.

Gluten free grains

Gluten-free grains

There are several gluten-free grains that have a similar nutritional profile as the gluten-containing grains, serving as good substitutes.

Is fructose bad for you?

High fructose consumption from processed foods produces negative effects in the human body, leads to metabolic syndrome, obesity and increases the risk of Type 2 Diabetes.

Is too much fruit bad for you?

Is too much fruit bad for you?

There are no studies showing a limit for daily fruit intake. Increasing the amount of fruit consumption improves health, but you should always leave room for other food groups for a balanced diet.

Low fructose fruits

Low fructose fruits

The amount of fructose in fruit varies greatly from 1% for berries to 10% for tropical fruit. The following is a list of over 30 fruits ordered from the high to low fructose contents.

What are healthy carbs

What are healthy carbs?

Healthy carbohydrates can be defined as unrefined carbohydrates that have a low impact on blood sugar levels, are low in fructose and high in dietary fiber. The list of healthy carbohydrates includes whole vegetables, fruit and legumes.

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