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6 ways you’re eating fruit wrong

Fruit is natural, loaded with fiber, and full of cancer-fighting antioxidants.So it’s no surprise that fruit is a healthy snack.Still, there are some important caveats you should be aware of to make sure you’re getting the greatest nutritional bang for your buck.
Here, 6 common slip-ups that could be messing with your healthy snack.
1)You think all fruit is created equal
Torn between a cup of pineapple or a bowl of blueberries?
While both contain good-for-you vitamins (pineapple is a good source of folate and vitamin B6, and blueberries are chock-full of fiber and vitamin C), they have very different amounts of carbs, sugar, and fiber.
“The fruits that are best are those that have the highest levels of polyphenols [chemicals that fight inflammation] and the lowest glycemic index,” says Barry Sears, M.D., author of The Mediterranean Zone.
The glycemic index (GI) refers to how quickly (or slowly) a food will increase your blood glucose levels; lower GI fruits are generally better picks because they’re digested more slowly, so they won’t spike your blood sugar levels and will keep you full longer.
A sure-fire winner: berries, which are high in polyphenols and have a low GI value.
“As a whole, most fruits that are darker in colour, like dark-skinned grapes, are richer in antioxidants and contain less sugar per serving than lighter coloured fruits, such as bananas and melons,” says Keith Kantor, Ph.D., a nutritionist and author of the Green Box Foods League of Nutritious Justice.

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