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Challenge of the Week: Eat Different Fruits
Last week, your challenge was to try and eat a different vegetable each day, which may have been easy for you or one of the hardest challenges you have had to do so far, but either way, you are now exposed to some new foods and you may or may not have liked them, but the important thing is that you tried them. This week may be slightly easier for you, as it is to try different fruits that you have never really eaten before.
Fruits get a bad rap from many diets, as having too much sugar, and causing complications to insulin-resistance. For those that are diabetic or insulin-resistant, you must check with your doctor before consuming any of the fruits on the list. If you know you are okay to try different fruits, than by all means, feel free to try some fruits you have never eaten before.
While fruit is loaded with natural sugars, they are usually good for the body, and will likely not cause any weight gain. After all, have you really ever heard of anyone becoming fat by living off of a fruit diet? Fruits, in moderation, like anything else, are good for you, and quite healthy. An overabundance of fruits may, in fact, cause weight gain, but for this week, you probably will not see any weight gain.
Most grocery stores will have all or a good selection of these fruits. Your challenge this week is to not try the fruits you already know, but to try fruits that you have never tasted, fruits that you rarely ever buy or eat, or fruits that you often overlook at the grocery store.
Plum/prune (dried plum)