Connect & follow
Join Our Mailing List

new signup button

Ask the Expert Archive

Hello,I recently added more fruit to my diet. Specifically I have been eating a lot of pears and mango. Is eating 3-4 pieces of this kind of fruit going to make me gain weight? Would I be better off eating 3 pears or a snickers bar. Thank you.

You’re always going to be better eating fruit than candy bars! You’ll feel fuller with the fruit and it should help you eat less of other foods. In fact, eating more fruits and vegetables can help you lose weight. (Be sure than no more than ½ cup to 1 cup is in the form of juice each day, because the fiber is in part what is so filling and most of that is lost when fruit is juiced.)

  • Comments (0)
Make a Comment:
  • 0 new comments
Showing 0 comments

Comments are closed.

Today's Top 10 Lists

The Expert: Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak, MS, RDN, is the President and CEO of the Produce for Better Health (PBH) Foundation. At PBH, she guides the Foundation’s efforts to advance the overall effort of increasing fruit and vegetable consumption.
Read Her Full Bio

Leave Your Feedback