Anonymous asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 1 month ago

Do fruits increase your metabolism?

if so which ones

2 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    I'm going to respectfully contradict Olive's article.  Foods in and of themselves don't increase or decrease the rate at which your body produces energy. That's what metabolism is: turning food into usable energy.

    Some foods are higher in fiber and lower in carbs, which decreases the insulin required to transport the fuel to your cells.  Insulin doesn't actually change your metabolism but it does prevent you from burning stored fat until the fuel you've just consumed is used by your cells or stored as fat.

    I'd also dispute the notion that fruit sugar (fructose) is actually any different from any other type of sugar (dextrose, lactose, glucose, maltose, sucrose, etc.) once it is in your body.  All carbs are turned into sugar and your body requires insulin to deliver that sugar to your cells.  The greater the number of carbs per serving, the greater amount of insulin will be produced. 

  • Olive
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Certain ones will boost metabolism yes.

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