FRUIT SALAD RECIPE🥭🍌🥝
Step 1: cut up some nutrient-dense fruit
Step 2: put it in a bowl
Step 3: eat the dang salad without worrying about the sugar in the fruit because YOU UNDERSTAND that the body needs BOTH the sugar AND the micronutrients of the fruit to survive and thrive.
Has anyone here ever lived with fruit fear? Cause I did for YEARS. The keto/low carb lifestyle doesn’t include much (if any) fruit, and I followed keto like my life depended for a hot minute. Guess what my Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis concluded? Most of my minerals were in the 🚽
So what exactly is fruit fear? Fruit fear = being scared of fruit because it has sugar.
This is what happens when you demonize certain macros (like carbs, and especially sugar) without understanding them. You miss out on AMAZING and life-giving micronutrients and minerals because you’re *terrified* that the sugar “could make you fat” or make you sick or disrupt your blood sugar regulation. (@wildlyonswellness has a great post on why sugar isn’t causing most of the problems we think it is)
Let’s break it down:
🥭mangos = a great source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Copper, and Potassium. There’s even some vitamin E and K in there too.
🍌bananas = a great source of Vitamin B6, Potassium, Manganese, and more.
🥝kiwis = a great source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Potassium, and more
Now that I understand fruit, I realize that fear around fruit, or any food in general, stems from a place of misunderstanding.
First, misunderstanding the big picture - AKA why we need sugar to thrive. Second, understanding the smaller picture of why getting a variety of nutrient-dense fruits is so important to our health.
Of course, it’s always critically important to eat fruits together with fat and protein, so you’re not eating naked carbs. Eating naked carbs leads to blood sugar dysfunction and feeling those sugar spikes and crashes. I ate this fruit salad with 2 beef & lamb meatballs (protein + fat) and it hit the spot!
*not medical advice*