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Who should not eat dried fruits and why: an unexpected answer

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Healthy dried fruits
Healthy dried fruits. Source: pexels.com

Dried fruits are often eaten instead of sweets, but most often they are added to pies, muffins, cereals, as well as yogurt and cottage cheese. However, not everyone knows how much and which ones can be eaten without harm to health.

Dried fruits can be added to various dishes

Nutritionist Yana Leheza shared whether dried fruits are really healthy and how much of them you can eat per day on Instagram.

Tips from a nutritionist

Are dried fruits healthy and where is the best place to buy them

The benefits of dried fruits

"All store and market dried fruits undergo various treatments, including chemical ones, to have a good presentation, to be stored longer and not to be exposed to harmful insects and microorganisms, so they can be harmful to human health," the expert explained.

Who shouldn't eat dried fruits

What dried fruits should not be eaten

"People with diabetes and obesity should be careful about eating dried fruits because of their high sugar content, but dried pears, apples, currants (not sweet varieties) can be eaten in moderation," the expert said.

Dried oranges

"Diabetics should refrain from eating exotic dried fruits, such as dried bananas, pineapples, and dried cherries. The same applies to everyone who wants to lose weight!" the nutritionist explained.

Dried raisins

How much dried fruit can you eat per day

Oatmeal with dried fruit

"Eating dried fruit in large quantities is harmful to health as it can cause allergic reactions and dehydration. The high sugar content in dried fruits and berries has a negative impact on dental health, so it's a good idea to brush your teeth after eating dried fruit," the expert said.

How much dried fruit can you eat per day

Can you eat dried fruit if you are on a diet

Dried fruits on a diet are not recommended to eat

"I don't recommend eating them at night if you want to lose weight as they cause insulin production, which in turn reduces the body's fat-burning activity," the nutritionist summarized.

Dried fruits

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