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Does fruit or fructose make you fat?

Does fruit or fructose make you fat?

Answer: No. Eating more calories than you burn makes you fat, whether those calories come from carbohydrates, protein or fat.
Fructose has been mistakenly implicated in weight gain. Often those who blame this natural sweetener reference studies that give laboratory animals enormous quantities of it, many times greater than the amount that anyone would eat. In this case, exceptionally high levels of pure fructose can lead to fat buildup in the liver and high triglyceride levels. No normal or even a somewhat abnormal diet would provide this level of fructose.

Plus, as you know fruit is good for you. It provides nutrients and fiber that are beneficial to human health while containing nature’s own sweetener, fructose.

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