Melbourne, Australia (BBN) – Every day Australian nutritionist Susie Burrell gets asked the same questions over and over.
‘Do I have to give up bread forever to lose weight?’, ‘Is the sugar in fruit harming my diet?’, ‘Is sushi really as healthy as everyone claims?’
So Susie decided the time had come to answer the most common questions she and fellow nutritionists get asked daily – and her answers may surprise you, reports DailyMail.
Oprah Winfrey has refused to give up her beloved bread, and so should you.
Susie revealed that not all bread causes weight gain, and the key is to picking the right one to keep you happy and full.
‘Large wraps, Turkish bread, and thick slabs or the white stuff we often consume at cafes will easily result in a carb and calorie overload if we are not careful,’ she wrote in her blog.
Instead Susie recommends sticking to a slice or two of dense grain or Sourdough bread to make sure your carbohydrate and calorie intake is still in check.
Fruit can likewise be a great addition to your diet, as long as you’re having the right kind.
This doesn’t mean you’ll have to pick between grapes and watermelon. Fresh fruit is filled with naturally occurring sugars that won’t adversely hurt your diet if you stick to one or two pieces a day, according to Susie.
But the same can’t be said for fruit in juiced or dried form. These are packed with added sugars, which Susie recommends limiting to five teaspoons a day.
‘You will get this simply from using a sauce or two throughout the day, and perhaps a little in a processed snack bar, yoghurt, or breakfast cereal,’ she wrote.
Susie recommends checking labels to make sure that what you’re buying has less than five grams of sugar per serve, or less than 10grams per 100grams.
Yoghurt is another seemingly nutritious snack that can sometimes be packed with sugar.
Susie recommends sticking to plain Greek yoghurts, especially those with a higher protein count.
Since fruit yoghurts often have double or triple the amount of sugar compared to plain flavours, Susie once again recommends using fresh fruit instead.