This post was inspired by eavesdropping in the gym. I overheard a ladies locker room conversation about someone who had unfavorable results from eating massive amounts of fruit. This reminded me how as a younger Ale, I ate large amounts of fruit only to find myself feeling and looking very bloated the next morning. Español aquí.

Throughout my humble experience working out since I was 15 years old, I’ve learned some things about being healthy. One of them being the importance of knowing how to eat the right proportions. In summary, we know that eating fruit is healthy, but do me know how much we need?

First of all, you should know that fruit is high in sugar in the form of fructose. While it is coming from a natural source, it should be consumed in moderation. Excess sugar, in this case, fructose, is turned into triglycerides by your liver and is stored in your fat cells throughout the body. This is basically bad for your heart.

So how do you avoid overdoing it? Start by knowing how much is the recommended amount of fruit you should eat in a day. Specialized online articles recommend 2 to 3 servings of fruit a day, with the United States Department of Agriculture recommending 2 cups of fruits a day. I find the second recommendation helpful because it’s most precise to measure as some fruits will be bigger than others.

Thank you very much for reading, I hope you’ve enjoyed this post!