Good Carbs, Bad Carbs: Is Fruit Bad For Your Health?

You turn on the TV and there’s a slick talk show host promising dramatic weight loss results if you stop eating grapes. You click on a link while surfing the internet, and suddenly a pop-up suggests that you’ll drop those last 10 pounds—if you never eat bananas again.

Seemingly healthy fruits have suddenly become the enemy. But is there any scientific fact behind these weight loss and health claims?

In this quiz, Megan Donnelly, RD, with Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center supplies some of the reasons behind those claims and explains why fruits do your body more good than harm.

Test your knowledge to see if you know the true health benefits of fruit.


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2 Responses to “Good Carbs, Bad Carbs: Is Fruit Bad For Your Health?”

  1. Jim Pletscher
    January 14, 2016 at 6:23 am #

    Very informative type of quizz on fruits. I am a EIRMC volunteer and I trying to become healthier in my eating habits ( love candies and cookies and fast food) and also loose some weight. I have recently significantly reduced my intake of the mentioned items and have gone to more fresh fruit, nuts like peanut butter and almond milk and various veggies with a moderate amount of grains and less processed meats and also more water intake. Your info on fruits is very helpful to me and clears up some myths that I had with fresh fruits, dried fruits and fruit juice.

    Thank you so much for taking the effort to provide this info in a manner where it can be better understood.

    Jim Pletscher

    • EIRMC
      January 21, 2016 at 3:59 pm #

      Thanks Jim! Sounds like you’re making some pretty good choices when it comes to snacking. Keep it up!