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BANGKOK 18 July 2019 14:01
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Are dried fruit a healthy snack option ?

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The answer on your question is no but could be yes too.

 

The major reason is you will eat just to much from it and like that will eat much more sugar then when you eat fresh fruit.

So if you can stop eating them like you eat fresh fruit it can be a healthier snack then cookies or other candy.

But dried fruit is very handy to eat with yoghurt or something or inside muesly.

 

I recently saw a test with kids. Some did get a box of raisins, wish contained about 90 raisins, and others the same number of fresh grapes. The raisins were eaten in a few minutes. But the children couldn't eaten all those grapes in the hour they used for doing this test. Sometimes not even with 2.

 

But i have another suggestion for you.

 

Me to struggle with my weight. Since 10 days i start to do something about it.

 

Last week i went to my GP  and he checked me out. Yesterday i went back, checked my weight again and i lost 2Kg.

 

I haven't changed my lifestyle this week. Only did start to take some supplements. And even it should be to short for those to work already i have the results.

 

Now i take every day calsium, magnesium and zinc and CoQ10 combined with 1 spoon of coconut oil.

 

And yes now there will be saying it doesn't work and/or you don't need them, i suggest to do same as me and try it out. It seems to work for me.

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On 10/13/2018 at 2:34 AM, jak2002003 said:

NO!!!!!!

 

They are CONCENTRATED, full of calories and sugars. Most of the vitamins will have been destroyed in the drying process.  They do have high fiber.  But the unhealthy side outweighs the healthy.

 

Actually even fresh fruit is not as healthy as people have been made to believe.  Such they have lots of fibre and vitamins, but that's about it.  They are also sugary and the acid in them erodes your teeth.  Plus there days, unless you buy organic, they are full of chemicals.  Vegetables are much better alternative to fruits.

 

A much healthier alternative to the replace the dried fruit would be something like roasted pumpkin seeds, unsalted (or you lightly salt them yourself) mixed nuts, seeds etc.  Roasted almonds are one of the top healthy ones... and their are packed with nutrients and have been shown to help in weight loss.

 

Also the purple / orange steamed sweet potatoes are delicious (better when still hot) and taste sweet to meet any sugar cravings you might have, yet they are great to eat to loose weight and really fill you up for a long time too due to their high fiber contents.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

So vegis don't have chemicals? Fruits are very healthy. Eat the skin (if edible). Anything in excess is bad. If you regularly drink water and brush, the acid doesn't matter. Juice is too sugary especially the kind you normally get in Thailand. Are walnuts now recognized as better than almonds? A variety is good. Raw or steamed vegis are great, also contain sugars. Cooking the vegis erodes the vitamins.

I had a friend who blendered fresh fruit often. Became hypoglycemic.

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1 hour ago, elgenon said:

So vegis don't have chemicals? Fruits are very healthy. Eat the skin (if edible). Anything in excess is bad. If you regularly drink water and brush, the acid doesn't matter. Juice is too sugary especially the kind you normally get in Thailand. Are walnuts now recognized as better than almonds? A variety is good. Raw or steamed vegis are great, also contain sugars. Cooking the vegis erodes the vitamins.

I had a friend who blendered fresh fruit often. Became hypoglycemic.

Of course vegetable have chemicals on them.  But, its much easier to get a wide variety of organic vegetables (and they are usually cheaper) then organic fruit.

 

The chemicals are CONCENTRATED in the skin of fruits and vegetables, so I advise peeling them, unless they are organic.  

 

Brushing your teeth after eating acidic fruit will erode the enamel FASTER … this is very bad advise.  

 

You are right about fruit juice being to sweet.  But the OP is asking if dry fruit is healthy, not about fruit drinks.

 

 

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Well, drink before you snack! I found that one is often mistaking thirst for hunger.

 

In Vietnam, they sell dried strawberries & tamarinds. I fancy kiwis and oranges etc., too. But many are sugar coated and won't be healthy.

 

How about consuming psyllium husk daily? It has basically no calories and will boost your metabolism and give the gut a work out.

 

Talking about work outs, add resistance training to your cardio. Go buy some dumbells of the right weight...

 

Good luck!

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According to these post, Everything is bad for you and Anything is good for you! Just remember to top it off with a few Beers!

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If you are going to eat dried fruit stick to berries.  Strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, etc.  Even then though it

is really easy to overeat on that stuff.

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If you are recently off the booze, you're body is likely craving sugar, hard candies are good as while they are pure sugar, they reduce the craving, they last a long time and they keep forever.

 

As others have stated, for losing weight, dried fruit is not great. 

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