There are all sorts of food myths and very strange eating patterns that people hook into and follow in the hopes that it’ll give them the key to longer, healthier life. One of the more recent fads to take root in a number of people is that fruit is bad for you, and that what you should be eating is just protein, such as meat. The thought is that the natural sweets are bad for you—it’s sugar and you don’t need it, even if it’s natural sugar.
But what’s the truth to that rumor? Well, turns out if you don’t eat fruit you’re not only missing out on a lot of flavors but you’re also missing out on some nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that your body needs and craves. And that sugar? It’s not so bad after all. In fact, if you cut fruit out, you might just crave it more. Here are some details to consider.