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Is fruit making me fat?

Weight Watchers’s new points scheme gives fruit a zero value, making it an all your can eat food.

Weight Watchers’s new points scheme gives fruit a zero value, making it an all your can eat food.


But some believe that eating too much could expand your waistline. Fruit is packed with all sorts of goodness — vitamins, fibre, antioxidants — but the high fructose content can be a problem for people with high cholesterol or diabetes. “Some fresh fruits including pineapple, mango and banana and dried fruit like figs have a higher calorie content than others such as water melon or berries,” says nutritionist and dietician Amanda Ursell.


 
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