Secret Side Effects of Not Eating Fruit

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An Appetite study found that eating an apple, applesauce, or apple juice before a meal increased satiety.

1. Weight gain

Tart cherry juice appears to reduce post-run muscle pain, delay fatigue, and promote muscle recovery in runners, according to Antioxidants in Sport Nutrition.

2. Sore muscles

By avoiding fruit, you're missing out on one of the easiest and fastest ways to refuel your muscles and get ready for your workout.

3. Hypoglycemia

Unexpected side effects of not eating enough fruit include cravings for sweets. Fruit contains micronutrients and phytochemicals that the body requires for optimal health.

4. Strong cravings

A fruitless diet may cause more respiratory issues, including exercise-induced asthma, according to a study in Antioxidants in Sports Nutrition.

5. Exercise-induced respiratory problems

Microorganisms in your gut affect your digestive and immune systems. Your gut microbiota can become imbalanced without fibre and polyphenols from plants.

6. An unhealthy gut

Other potential side effects of not eating fruit fibre include gastrointestinal issues like nausea and reflux, where gastric acids irritate the oesophagus.

7. Gas, bloating, constipation and more

Fruit is high in potassium. If you don't get your potassium from fruit, you'll need to eat a lot of vegetables.

8. Muscle cramps and high blood pressure

Though I support eating fresh fruit, WW's zero-point system made it appear as if you could eat as much as you wanted without consequence.

9. Aging skin

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