Fresh fruits are healthy and good for you, but it doesn’t mean that you can eat as much as you want. Fruits are low in calories, but significantly high in sugar. When eaten in excess, the sugar metabolises and is stored as fat in your body, resulting in weight gain.
The daily recommended intake of sugar by the Health Promotion Board is 40g to 55g (equivalent to eight to 11 teaspoons of sugar). To avoid piling on weight, the key is to practise portion control and eating in moderation. Find out what constitutes one serving of your favourite fruit, so you can enjoy it without any guilt.
Nutrient info is obtained from the Health Promotion Board and the United States Department of Agriculture.
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