That Fruit And Veggie Diet Could Be Keeping You Fat

Filed under: Low-carb Tips — @ May 11, 2007

What’s so glorious about encouraging fruit and vegetable intake?

When you finally come to the place where you realize how much everything you ever knew about diet and health was wrong when you started livin’ la vida low-carb, it probably made you wonder what else you’ve always believed was true that might not be exactly as you have always thought.

Have you ever given serious thought about some things that are commonly believed to be “healthy?” Take, for example, eating fruits and vegetables. GASP! You can’t start talking about NOT eating fruits and vegetables, Jimmy. Everyone KNOWS how healthy those are to your diet and removing them from your list of foods is just too extreme.


Nobody is thinking of completely removing ALL fruits and vegetables from your diet. Although there are some people who believe there is no benefit whatsoever to eating these foods on a low-carb diet, I am not one of them.

Selective fruits and vegetables have their place for people who are livin’ la vida low-carb, but it’s not a free-for-all. If only people knew how harmful certain fruits and vegetables were to their body, they wouldn’t be so quick to embrace them indiscriminately.

It’s not so much that eating fruits and vegetables is an unhealthy thing for your body, per se, but you really need to qualify what you mean by “fruits and vegetables.” Painting that category of foods in such a broad brush is not a very wise thing to do.

Click here to see some truly jaw-dropping statistics from one of the leading health organizations in America that show exactly what adults and children are actually eating for their “vegetable” intake and why this and a generic “just eat fruits and vegetables” motto is keeping our nation obese.


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