Carrie Dennett

Many diets today tell their followers that fruit is too high in carbs, sugar and calories – some even call fruit toxic because of its sugar. But fruit is full of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals, which all contribute to good health.

Obesity is wrongly regarded as a failing rather than a consequence of environment. This stigma creates barriers to health care as overweight people are less likely to return for treatment.

It’s time to stop obsessing over how many carbs or calories are ‘allowed’ or labelling foods as ‘good’ or ‘bad’, and take a more meaningful approach. Focus instead on how you want to feel after a meal, party or evening out.

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