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Health - Wellness
What Happens To Your Muscles When You Eat Too Much Fruit
While fruits offer protection against issues like gastrointestinal discomfort, heart disease, stroke, and cancer, excessive consumption can have mixed impacts on muscle health.
Over-reliance on fruit in one's diet can lead to insufficient intake of essential macronutrients, especially protein, which is vital for maintaining muscle mass and strength.
Not all side effects of overeating fruit are adverse. A 2020 study by the University of East Anglia found that vitamin C in fruits can improve skeletal muscle mass in older adults.
Incorporating fruits with vitamin C into your daily diet may prevent age-related muscle loss, sarcopenia, and frailty and aid in post-exercise muscle recovery.
The key is to balance fruit consumption. The recommended amount is one and a half cups of fruit daily as part of a nutritious and balanced diet.