Hi Ariane – I have a question about apples and we actually had a discussion at work about this. I love granny smith apples and i eat 1-2 day at work but then i also know that theyre high in sugar. My job requires me to be at my desk sitting most of the day. I try to get up every 10-15 minutes and just walk around. Should i not be eating apples or fruit at my desk since i sit most of the day?
Two apples a day are fine. I suggest you eat them along with a piece of string cheese, cottage cheese, nuts, or yogurt (some protein), so you are buffering the sugar a bit. Combining fat or protein with carbs will prevent an insulin spike. Fruit is by far better than any processed stuff that comes in a box, so keep those apples handy. They give you lots of fiber and fill you up.