Fruits are delicious and a welcomed addition to any weight loss plan.  In most cases, fruits have a low glycemic load. This tells us that although fruits contain carbohydrates, they don’t impact the blood sugar levels as much as other food substances. So, you don’t have to worry about your blood sugar levels rising to dangerous levels as much when eating fruits. In addition to that, fruits also supply a significant dose of fiber to your diet, which not only helps you feel fuller for longer periods but also aids in slow digestion.  But, how do you know when you are eating too much fruit?

Here’s a quick guide to how much fruit you should be eating according to

The recommended daily serving for women varies by age.  

Women   Daily Serving Size
Ages 19-30    2 Cups
Ages 31-50   1.5 Cups
Age 51+   1.5 Cups

This is a little different for men.

Men   Daily Serving Size
Ages 19-30   2 Cups
Ages 31-50   2 Cups
Ages 51+   2 Cups

Any fruit (fresh or dried) counts towards the daily serving size.  This also includes any 100% fruit juice.

Mediplan Diet also has this handy fruit serving guide you can print!  

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