A Washington Post article this week discussed the health benefits of eating fruits, a debated topic among dietitians and nutritionists recently.

Click here for the article, titled: The sugar in fruit doesn’t make it bad for you, despite some trendy diet claims

We asked our Director of Guest Wellness, Jenn Zerling (“JZ”), for her expert opinion on the article and the fruit debate, and here is what she said:

I completely agree with the article, however, because most people are sedentary, eating fruit will elevate the blood sugar anyway, even though it’s natural sugar, which can increase central adiposity or belly fat. While people should not cut fruit out of their diet totally, people really need to be aware of how much they move in a day, and move more as the remedy versus taking fruit out of their diet altogether.

Jenn Zerling (“JZ”) is the wellness ambassador for Stay Fit Housing guests. JZ is a life-long athlete, lover of life and people, and wishes to help America break the chains of obesity. She provides customized nutrition coaching and fitness training services designed to help all guests optimize Stay Fit Living. JZ’s fitness and nutrition writings can be found in multiple media resources (including JZFitness.com), and her JZ Fitness Nutrition app is available on iTunes and Android.