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Which fruits should dieters avoid?

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Bananas, pineapples, watermelon, dates, avocado, and mangoes are some of the fruits that dieters should avoid. Eating such fruits, especially in large quantities, can lead to weight gain.

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Scientific research shows that bananas are rich in calories because they have large amounts of sugar. The nutritional content of ripe bananas can change, but the amount of calories remains high. Therefore, eating two to three ripe bananas in a day can make a diet plan fail.

Pineapples may be rich in vitamins and nutrition, but they are bad for people who are on a diet plan. They contain large amounts of sugar, which can lead to weight gain.

Watermelons mostly contain fiber and water, but they also have a high sugar content and a glycemic score of 72. Dieters can avoid its high sugar with a fruit salad of pears, oranges and strawberries that each have glycemic scores of about 40. The energy from such fruits lasts longer and can help dieters reduce their calorie intake.

Dates have high sugar content, and their glycemic score is 103. Dieters should substitute raisins or dried apricots, which have a glycemic score of about 50.

Avocados are rich in nutrients, but they contain large amounts of proteins and unsaturated fat. Additionally, eating a ripe avocado gives a person almost 400 calories.

Mangoes are a good source of vitamin C and A. However, mangoes also have large amounts of sugar and calories. For a weight-loss plan to succeed, dieters should avoid the fruit.

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