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Five Fruits to Avoid If You're Trying to Lose Weight

Five Fruits to Avoid If You’re Trying to Lose Weight

Fruits are undeniably rich in satiating fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Opting for apples, bananas, and other fruits over sweets is a health-conscious choice. However, not all fruits are created equal when it comes to weight loss. Some are laden with (fruit) sugars and calories, which can quickly impact your waistline.


Despite their health benefits, bananas might not be the best choice for individuals aiming to shed pounds. These fruits contain 17 grams of sugar and 90 calories per 100 grams.


Small but mighty, grapes pack approximately 16 grams of sugar in just 100 grams. Their delectably sweet taste reflects their calorie content, totaling 67 calories per serving. Compared to berries or apples, grapes aren’t the most weight-friendly snack.


Mango lovers should exercise portion control, as these tropical fruits are high in sugar (22 grams per 100 grams of fruit). The flesh of this fruit accounts for 60 calories per 100 grams.

Dried Fruits

A small serving of dried fruits, combined with protein-rich sources like seeds or nuts, provides essential nutrients and can support weight loss. However, it’s essential to consume them in moderation. Raisins, dried plums, and similar fruits have significantly higher sugar and calorie content in their dried form.

Tip: A handful of dried fruits with nuts as a snack is sufficient.

Canned Fruits with Added Sugar

Canned fruits are a nutrient-rich and budget-friendly diet snack, provided they aren’t sweetened. The catch here lies in the added sugars present in many canned fruits like pineapples, mangos, peaches, and more.

Five Fruits to Avoid If You're Trying to Lose Weight

As a result, what may seem like a healthy snack in comparison to plain fruits can turn into an unhealthy calorie trap.

Tip: If you opt for canned fruits, choose varieties packed in water instead of syrup. Checking the ingredients list is advisable.

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