On a hot summer day, very few things are as refreshing as sinking your teeth into the soft skin of a sweet, juicy peach or sipping on a fruit smoothie. But although fruit is healthy and provides tons of health and beauty benefits, it’s also the number one source of fructose, which doesn’t get broken down by our liver the same way other sugars do and ends up stored as fat. By cutting out all fruits and foods containing fructose or high fructose corn syrup for three weeks, you should start shedding the extra pounds. Have an aching sweet tooth? Nibble on low glycemic fruits, like berries.

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