You find me the person who can legitimately blame their obesity or diabetes on apples or carrots, and I will give up my day job and become a hula dancer! It's been quite a few years, and there's still no grass skirt in my closet.How can you not love this man. He goes on to write:
Of course fruit is good for us! Maybe it's not as good for us as vegetables, and maybe we should have been saying "vegetables and fruits" rather than "fruits and vegetables" all along. But fruit is good for us. Overwhelmingly, diets and health in the U.S. stand to improve with the addition of more fresh fruits, and the foods the fruits displace. After all, if you have an apple or banana as a snack, you not only benefit from the apple or banana;you benefit from the avoidance of the chips or cheese puffs you might have eaten instead.
Telling people fructose is toxic except when it's in fruit, or carbs are the enemy unless they are in lentils, is a bit like telling people that calories are poisonous (since an excess of them is driving the obesity epidemic) except when found in plain and wholesome food, necessary for survival. Well, then, maybe that first message was just plain wrong! We have decades of experience to teach us that messages needing immediate corrective caveats cultivate nothing but confusion, and forestall the objectives of public health.
|'Scary' bananas and tangerines|
This defense of fruit is not throwing kisses at 'fruit sugars', hfcs or sugar itself. It is not a doctrine granting immunity to apple fritters and orange marmalade. It simply states some sound points and common sense.
I love the balance.
Are you scared of fruit?