Your blog started me to be even more suspicious of fruit. Well that sure answers my current question. A chimp eats 60% fruit in their diet and they are perfectly healthy in the wild and we share 97% of their DNA. I love fruit do not like beg make myself eatveg. Just to give people an alternative opinion also based in science and experience. However, it's manufactured with a mold that's known to cause allergies. Eating too much passion fruit may cause drowsiness. Thank you again for the article! can you tell me which berries are good as in your article you sound a bit negative on blueberries or are they ok in with my leafy veg smoothie, Any type of berries would be a great addition to your veggie smoothie, blueberries included. I think I will stick to 2. The amount of sugar I must be getting is crazy. I need to know the healthiest way to eat a high alkaline diet with the right combination of fruits veggies and nuts. Do I have your approval to continue this high fruit intake, or should I get sensible one more time? I am 86 and have no medical problems or prescriptions. Do you think J.P. is causing this. You make excellent suggestions. I cannot handle textures.. pretty picky with veggies too, so I have began to supplement with a shot of wheatgrass in the morning. I wish I would have read this article in June and not in August. And I’ll continue but I also would like to add more dairy back into my diet (I haven’t drank any milk for about a week) but I think it conflicts with the fruit or something because I know that makes me feel full more quickly. (5) (5) Grapefruit, grapefruit juice, and related oils and extracts can also interact with certain medications. I’ve been having severe toothache lately which which makes chewing literally a living hell. In general if you have poor gut flora then you can have all sorts of digestion troubles (and a lot of other issues too). I don’t drink alcohol I drink mainly fizzy water. *blink* So I guess it would’ve been helpful if I’d read this BEFORE purchasing the huge yellow watermelon that now sits in my fridge. You may want to read this article about the top 10 elimination diet mistakes. Better re organise my diet. Some healthy snacks and a few sandwiches for lunch. But due to the inflammation and poor gut I have put on weight 10kgs from May to Aug. Yogurt and milk have sugar. Though there are many food items in the market with similar benefits as dried apricots and side-effects that can be ignored, however, that isn’t the case with apricots, for an unregulated consumption of dried apricots can have serious dangers. More kiwis can be a reason behind your stomach ache and hence can create problems for your digestive glints too. Today I bought a kilo of fresh ripe apricots. Food for thought! It’s a shame because I really do like the tastes of all the different fruits I eat but it’s time to change!! I do eat veggies 50 lbs. Despite its marvellous benefits, eating watermelon in large quantity can actually cause harm to your body. I thought this was fine but after reading this I know it isn’t. Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition and exercise. I put two heaping tbsps of yogurt on my granola cereal along with milk. Does this look like I am eating too much fruit? I’d always eat them because I found that they were the only things that could quench this undying “thirst” I have, however now I’m realizing that it’s possible that the more fruits I’ve had, the more dependent I’ve become. Still, there are ways to get too many calories from fruit. I go out to sun everyday ( when sunny day , one hour sun bath daily . My stomach area has been feeling gasy and achey lately. I have been eating between 4 & 7 pcs. Thanks!!! What a great bit of reading, I don’t have a sweet tooth so craving sugar is not an issue BUT. But I do struggle to keep my weight down to 75kg. I decided to eat cleaner, and I love fruit! I could not figure out for the life of me why I’m bloated all day every single day! Watermelon works wonders on my digestive track and is a great water dense fruit. Definitely noted. I think I’m eating too much fruit! The fruit was intended to help to stay ‘regular’, having had colon cancer. In contrary, the fact is that most of the tannic acid is concentrated in the skin. What Are The Side Effects Of Tomato? Most fruits have been bred to be larger and contain more fructose than their great grand parents (the original apple was about as large and sweet as a crab apple), so you can understand how the human body might not have the skills to handle it. I will have my physical check up soon so that I can see whether too many fruits could bring sugar problem for me or not. Weight Gain: Nuts are a high source of fats. The symptoms of ABS disappeared. Happy birthday to me…. Here’s to trying to get more greens instead. She consumes at least a quart per day and is having very bad diarrhea. Thanks, this was helpful. I lost a few pounds in the first few weeks & about 2 inches in my waist. They said that this often happens when people switch to what they think is a healthy diet. Of course, my diet is fruits, nuts, lean proteins and lots of veggies. As a rich source of vitamins, minerals, potassium, and fiber, fruits often contain phytochemicals that have antioxidant properties, according to, Fresh fruit may even improve a person's psychological health. Unfortunately, I just ate 8 apricots (and that was definitely not even half of the fruit I ate all day…). One only needs to cut the portions down a little, and keep your total calories at a level to sustain your own lifestyle. For me, the fruit does wonders on my body in every aspect and is definitely a super strong healer and hydration tool. The skin can also be polluted by pesticides. I since found that salicylates in foods caused the ‘migraine eyes’. I would much rather eat a bowl of grapes than a packet of potato chips though. Tweet. These include skin rashes, eczema, coughing, sneezing, itching in the throat, and swelling of the face, mouth, and tongue. I knew in the back of my mind that this was problematic but told myself it was better than processed “carbs”. However I do suffer from muscle cramps which I attribute to hyperkalemia. I can’t do yogurt or milk with any fruit whatsoever. Body in quite good shape, apart from my belly is too big for my own comfort, not enormous, I wear size 34 waist in trousers. Thank you so much ! And because it’s much easier to drink a glass of juice, which might contain several fruits, than to eat the equivalent in whole fruits, you consume a greater amount of sugar too. Hi Lilly! cokolatetnica/Pixabay. If you eat to much fruit will it also make your blood pressure stay up if you off of salt? As i have had heart attacks and and am in poor health i am trying to benefit my cardiovascular system. It was limiting myself to only eating fruit with meals and not over-doing the fruit! & Always in the hospital. If hefty portions of fruit leave your tummy in knots, chances are you have some level of fructose malabsorption and you probably should lay off the fruit. .wondered could I be eating too much salad and fruit…put that same question into Google and your article came up.. Can’t wait to share this with some fellow sufferers. Kiwi might slow blood clotting in some people. You can’t fit in the amount of whole fruits into your stomach, for the fructose to cause harm. I have really cleaned up my diet after struggling for many years with food cravings. Veggies can be just as yummy. I work long hours and often get hungry so grab a piece of fruit. My smoothie for three days 8 oz day drink consist of 2 med bananas, 1 lg cucumber,1 cup or more mixed organic spinach, kale, arugula, 1/3-1/2 cup, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, 2 small cups Activia yogurt, 1/2 cup brewed green tea, 2 tablespoons organic Bragg’s apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp turmeric. Her work is known for being research-focused, thorough, and unapologetically critical of outdated dietary guidelines. And sorry I’m being rude as well! I lost weight, but only 3-4 lbs in the first 4 weeks! How much do u suggest i drink a day? His books say to eat AT LEAST 4 servings of fruit/day, but that there really is no limit. After 24hours I was I was no longer breathless. yessssssssssss! Loved the article. Recently I tested the acidity of my saliva—it was 6.4. by consuming it. I eat mostly raw now with one cooked meal per day on the average. She is not understanding that it’s healthier for the kids to have the 5 serves of fruit than replacing them with junk food. Thanks for your information. This sort of food combining is especially helpful at breakfast. Thanks. After this I got Fibro, CFS, etc. I think it was in August and the rules were that I couldn’t eat or drink from sun-rise to sun-set. I am 71 years old, 6 foot, quite active for my age, cycling a mile or 2 a day, walking a mile or 2 a day, lift dumbbells 5k in each hand x 80 each day. It can cause vomiting, nausea, and diarrhoea. You should look into the low-FODMAP diet. Rambutan Fruit Side Effects. I eat about 4 pieces of fruit a day, whole. Potential fasting side effects and tips for preventing them. It’s horrible to have that at night, so I looked this up here – and you explained, very well, thank you, what I’ve been doing wrong! But the monk fruit is getting a great deal of attention these days from health-conscious foodies, sugar-free devotees, and those in the diabetes community. and not enough leafy veggies. I will be downloading your ebook and trying a few of the recepies! Do you have any thoughts on this please? My good cholesterol had dipped to under 1.0. Ann crystal, Hell everybody my name is Inna and am frutoholic and nuttoholic ((((( Last night scoffed 300g of blueberries and 300 g of strawberries and on the top of that 150 u of Brasil nuts (((( All this morning am not leaving my toilet ((( I know its time to stop but or cut dawn but I CA NOT MANAGE THAT (((( little snack packs of nuts and fruit is very expensive so i buy big ones and eat it at once ((( am 55 by the way …… thank you for reading. I cannot!! – feeling defeated. I love fruit and eat loads all the time approx 40-50% of my intake. where to go and what to do. Blood sugar drops from many allergies. I have been eating excellent, maintaining about a 1500 calorie day with nuts, greens, salmon, chicken, veggies, aaaaand FRUIT! Am I cruel to write this? Typically, my food plan includes 1 large banana each morning and one large orange for lunch. Owww and I thought this was better than the junk. So by not eating as much fruit and getting more water will that help? thank you. Same here and loving 4-5 serves a day…. At this time I became anemic breathless, pale skin, white in bottom of eyes. I definitely do think I’m eating too much fruit, I generally have a whole banana, 1/2 cup blueberries in a smoothie after the gym with my protein powder, chai seeds and peanut butter and a few other goodies, then I have an apple and an orange and sometimes watermelon and other fruit too!! I see your reasoning but I cant agree. Peaches are perfectly ripe, apricots are plump, and berries are bursting with flavor. Yes, for the purpose of this article, I’m referring to the types of fruit that are rich in natural sugars (rather than the botanical definition). I eat my fruits to get maximum benefit. i dont go out no more and i cant. I eat vegetables as well, but do love fruit – especially the summer ones. I gave up all the bad foods 10 months ago. I now eat a good amount daily, of green vegetables, some wholemeal bread, a bit of cheese, not TOO much, and good balanced fish protein. Now I know I’m eating way to much fruit. I probably would have been more successful with my weight loss. I also have COPD diagnosed in 07 never ever smoked a day in my life 49.102 lbs. No one else have posted the symptoms I have… in the past 2 weeks I’ve had a sharp headache that comes on after my fruit lunch. This article is spot on for me! I finally threw caution to the wind and got a plain hot dog from 7-11 as I was starving. Your article was very informative. Even if you’re not a year round fruit-i-vore, summer makes you want to be one. Even today (i’m in my 40’s), after years and kids, I still cannot bring myself to eat less than 4 servings each day, and enjoy my morning smoothies like the smokers enjoy their first cigarette of the day. My brother had cancer and the Rd said to me , “do you eat healthy” ” well heck yeah i do” Humm I told her i eat fruit fruit fruit. But I hear you on the vegetables… I think I should probably focus on getting more of that in my eating habits. You also said nothing about gut flora which has a huge effect on digestion. I’ve been counting calories since November and have lost 25lbs. Thanks!!! I put an adult diaper on for protection. Will be cutting back as from today. We are actual people implementing this for years. Thank you and as of this morning, no more fruit for a while for me!!! I’m sorry Lily, I swear I don’t want to pick you or anything but you even have an apple in your logo on your site, that tells me something. Ex: multiple dragon fruits,or half of a watermelon, etc a day or more. I am kind of bummed out that I have to cut back because they are so good when fresh off the plant. Will this be the cause of my current skin issues? It will be highly appreciable, Sure thing. You are not considering relativity. Maybe. I am not. My diet was so bad and I have been eating healthily for the past 10 months but in the last two months my fruit intake has gone sky high. It’s amazing how many people will tell you it’s ok to eat fruit as much as you want. Vitamin C, a key nutrient in grapefruit, isn’t typically toxic in large amounts. Lily….thank you for this. For breakfast I have one banana, for strawberries sliced, hand ful of blueberries, almonds and 1/4 cup whole milk. But lately have been craving fruit. Every second day we have a smoothie consisting of 1 stick celery, 1 carrot. The riper the fruit, the more sugar it contains, so try not to leave it lying around for too long. Anonymous! Plus strawberries. Similar to most of the posts. Thanks. He also recommends against the fruitarian diet, in which people subsist almost entirely on fruit, noting that there is zero scientific evidence in favor of it. !”, By the way, I just turned 61. My children eat tons and tons of fruits with greens and the doctor has told me that they are in good health. Although a lot of this post is useful, it’s not true. Abuse, 6 kids and a sweet tooth and no self control…have been the main culprits. Very insightful article. Also I put TONS of fruit in my oatmeal while thinking this was very healthy. It had several links to choose from. I eat fruit all day and a meal in tbr evening. but usually only weekly. Excessive fruit intake can also cause stomach upset in some individuals. Beats me though i love fruit. last night i was so bloated and very ate more fruit and actually feel sick. I’ve been trying to eat healthier and I see much improvement in the way I feel and weight, but was concerned about my fruit intake . I started drinking one a day and two on some days. I relate to so many points in this article, I’m going to give 2 pieces of fruit a day a go and see how I get on. If your eating meat, even dairy, and other foods that are just not good for the vitality of a human, you can’t expect the fruit to do the work it needs to. For more info on breakfast, check out this post: Yes, it has fiber, which helps a bit, but it’s not enough to prevent a crash in blood sugar after eating fruit. This sounds like the answer to some of my problems. What could I eat instead? Posted by Dr. Ben Kim on Jul 31, 2004. Iv recently had blood test back and have a foliate deficiency. Over-consumption of dragon fruits may cause slight reddish urine and feces which is harmless. ( I found the club soda to be soothing)The burning, bloating and nausea had gotten the best of me. I also worry about too much fructose and overworking my pancreas. "Other nutrient deficiencies include anemia and weakness from magnesium deficiencies. Going to try and swap out some of the fruit I have for vegetables or something similar – if you have any hints on what I could use as a substitute that would be great. I honestly didn’t expect it as fruit was the only real sugar left in my dieet….Thank you for the great article. Papayas are ideal snacks as they limit the calorie intake while keeping you full for a longer time. Thanks for sharing Lily. thats when the pains hit . I was doing great and felt great until the last few weeks. Excessive fruit intake can also cause stomach upset in some individuals. I have to make smoothies. sometimes I have half an apple, or some berries or a kiwi with plain yoghurt, almonds and flaxseeds. 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