You won’t loose weight with fruits!

A smoothie for breakfast is good, but this fruit cocktail cannot help you loose weight ...
Sweet fruits have a high content in fructose, especially dried fruit. They can look healthier than sugar, but fructose is, like glucose, a monosaccharide (our table sugar is a 1:1 mix of both). 

But it gets worse: while glucose gets quickly through the digestive system and through the circulatory system to the points where it is required, like the brain, muscle tissue and then adipose tissue, fructose on the other hand, goes in an irregular manner to the points where the concentration is the lowest at the time, even if not required. 

90% of fructose in food go to the liver, where they are broken down. Some of its components, the triglycerides (that are also derivates from the sugar in alcohol), are deposited as fat in the liver and in the muscle system in order to stock up energy for times of scarcity. As nowadays we don’t carry out extremely physical work and we don’t have to endure hard winters, those deposits of fat accumulate and become excess weight. 

People who want to loose weight can have a diet of salads and seasonal fruits, but not fruit smoothies!

published in the Fuerteventura Magazine HOY