Let’s be clear on one thing: There are no bad fruits.

Fruit has gotten a bad rap from some sections of the low-carb and Paleo community, but I think their assessment of fruit is generally too harsh. Sure there’s sugar in fruit, but it’s bound with fiber, phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, and all kinds of other good compounds. Unless you’re highly sensitive to sugar of any kind in any amount, most fruits won’t present a problem for you and should be an integral (and delicious) part o a nutritious diet.

Selecting fruits for this book presented a problem that I didn’t encounter in many of the other categories (except ...

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