Sources: The Journal of Pediatrics [abstract], Elsevier/Columbia Univ. [press release]
quote: A medium apple or banana is around 100 calories, pretty much all sugar. The only thing fruit has over soda or candy is that it has a bit of vitamins and fiber along with all the sugar.
quote: Not to sound too harsh but if you encourage your kids to be fruit eating monkeys they may as well be shoveling down candy with vitamins and fiber supplements. It's not going to keep them thin and healthy.
quote: Around 13 I realized it wasn't good for health and lost about 40 pounds through diet and exercise...Reading this study, I can relate to the so called "violence" and have even shared on DT over the years. First thought it was due to being Irish and genetically a short temper, then maybe parents being divorced, or even being around the wrong crowd, but even after all these years there is something inside me that for the lack of better words is "rage."