The "Bad" Food That Can Help You Lose Weight, According to a Gastroenterologist

ccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), excessive sugar consumption is a major risk factor for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, 

And obesity. However, not all sugar is made equal, and a doctor is here to clarify.

Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, M.D., a gastrointestinal surgeon and cookbook author, recently took to Instagram to address a nutrition-related misconception.

"There's a common internet myth that you should avoid fruits when trying to lose weight,

 Bulsiewicz writes in the caption of his Instagram image. "What if I told you that the opposite was actually true?"

Continue reading to learn more about Bulsiewicz's thoughts on fruit sugar and how he is overcoming the negative stigma associated with it. 

"I really don't understand why fruit is so controversial," Bulsiewicz said at the beginning of the video

 "There are people who argue that eating fruit causes weight growth. This is just ridiculous."

Bulsiewicz then goes on to demonstrate how fruit does not cause weight gain—a notion that science backs up.

"We have overwhelming evidence for randomized controlled trials in which people increase their fruit consumption, and here's what doesn't happen: weight gain." 

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