Learn About What Fruits You Should Include In Your Diet. An apple a day kept the doctor away… until it didn’t. Fruits have come under some scrutiny in recent years, largely because they contain a large amount of sugar in the form of fructose. But to answer the question about whether fruit is bad for you is more nuanced than a simple yes or no answer.
Many mainstream health practitioners recommend eating fruit in abundance, and it is plainly evident why; fruits are high in vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and they are high in fiber. They tend to be low in fat (unless we’re talking about avocados), and low in calories per serving. All of these are good things, and seemingly, including plenty of fruit in your diet is a no brainer.
We have come to learn, however, of the hidden dangers associated with consuming too much sugar. Overconsumption of sugar is associated with a wide variety of health problems, including heightened inflammation, and further downstream, problems like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
Sugar, as it turns out, is also yeast and fungi’s preferred source of fuel. So if you have pathogenic yeast of fungi living in your body, a diet rich in sugar likely will only exacerbate that problem. The problem of fungal overgrowth is associated with a wide variety of health problems, including the aforementioned diseases.
So how does fruit fit into this? Is it good, or bad?
Likely, if you are not suffering from fungal or yeast overgrowth, getting plenty of fruit in your diet is a probably good thing. However, eating too much sugar––even in the form of eating too many sweet fruits––might prolong an existing fungal problem, and could even make it worse.
On The Kaufmann Diet, certain fruits are encouraged. These include berries, lemons, limes, grapefruit, avocados, tomatoes, and green apples. These are obviously the less-sweet varieties of fruits which contain lower amounts of sugar than other fruits. These can be enjoyed on the diet, and provide important nutrients, antioxidants, and added fiber to the diet.
Fruits like melons, oranges, and bananas are generally discouraged––particularly on the Kaufmann One Diet, which is the most restrictive version of the diet. This does not mean these fruits are inherently unhealthy. It simply means that the sugar therein might be problematic if you are trying eliminate pathogenic yeast and fungi, and should likely be avoided, particularly in the beginning stages.
Many people will crave sugar, particularly in the beginning of starting the diet. That need for sweetness might be a good sign that you are on the right track to ridding yourself of a parasite living inside you which might be compromising your health. There are such a wide variety of fruits available, it would be difficult to definitively say for each fruit whether or not it is fit for the Kaufmann Diet, but a good rule of thumb is the taste test. If a fruit has an extra sweet taste, that is a good sign it is high in fructose and should likely be avoided.
As you graduate to The Kaufmann Two Diet, you can include more fruit in your diet. This is recommended in moderation. Likely, you will find that your taste buds have changed and that a little sweetness goes a long way.