Ignore the fad diets - sugar in fruit doesn't make it unhealthy

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In recent months, my dietitian colleagues and I have been encountering more and more people making claims like "fruit is bad for you" or "fruit is toxic". "What is going on?" one of them posted on a dietitian Internet mailing list.

What is going on is that the current crop of fad diets, such as paleo, keto, carnivore and pegan - have persuaded a lot of people that fruit is a dietary taboo.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 21, 2019, with the headline Ignore the fad diets - sugar in fruit doesn't make it unhealthy. Subscribe