Health Hack with @amysfitnessandnutrition
It’s what you eat that matters right, not the quantity? I’ve talked a fair bit about portion sizes but most people wouldn’t think about this picking up a piece of fruit.
Unfortunately, when it comes to food in general and also fruit, portion size and overall quantity, really does matter.
Over the years our fruits and veggies have been bred to be the largest most luscious looking fruit possible - it makes commercial sense. The biggest, roundest, best looking fruit is the one that most people would pick.
But you only have to pick an apple off a wild tree to notice they’re a bit different to some of the ones at the supermarket.
👍To clarify 👍 - Eating fruit is not bad - Please keep doing it - And keep buying local - we have some amazing fruit around us!
But does it make sense to be mindful of the size of the pieces of fruit you consume if you’re on a health mission? Absolutely.
🍌Bananas🍌 Can vary between around 50kcal (15g sugar) in a small unripe banana through to over 150kcal (30g or 8 Tsp) of natural carbohydrates and sugar in a large one
🍏Apples are apples?🍏 Check out the photo…Not really. Older (generally much smaller) varieties tend to be tastier, contain less sugar and more nutrients.
🤔Don’t believe me?🤔 What do you think would happen if Alex and I chose either the small or large fruit each? And we each ate 3 pieces a day. For a week. Based on the delicious looking fruit in our photos one of us would be eating 50-70% more calories and also sugar.
Food for thought?