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Can fruits cause me to gain weight because they have too much sugar?

A. Gaining weight is actually about the overall calories that you consume per day. If you eat more calories than your body burns, then you’ll gain weight. There is no 1 bad food that causes weight gain, but a bad or unhealthy overall diet. Going back to fruits, they contain a moderate amount of natural sugar: 1 serving  has about 15 grams of carbohydrates which is the same amount in ¼ loaf of Arabic  bread or half cup of grains or cereals. And the mix of carbohydrates and natural sugar in fruits provide you with energy for a day filled with activities. In general,  you need to have 2-3 servings of fruits everyday, where each serving is equivalent  to 1 medium piece of fruit or about ½ cup of cut fruit. Fruits are a great source  of vitamins, minerals and healthy fibers.

Keep in mind that having too much fruit juice can contribute to more calories in  your diet and may, on the long run, cause you to gain weight. You would also want  to be careful of having too many sweets which are the main source of sugar and fat  in your diet and can increase your daily calorie intake considerably.

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