Nutritionist Questions Healthy diet

Is it okay to have only fruits for breakfast?

Most days, I grab a piece of fruit and run for the door. Is it okay to only have fruits for breakfast?

2 Answers

For the general population with no past medical history, it can be okay. However, I would highly recommend eating a balanced meal, not just fruit (carbs). A balanced meal consists of a moderate amount of protein, carbohydrates, and fats. I know moderate is a vague term but with unknown factors; anthropometrics, past medical history, meds, activity levels, schedule, etc. I can't give exact amounts. Thank you!
Fruit is a good source of nutrients but does have higher levels of sugar. A piece of fruit by itself will spike your blood sugar quickly, which then needs to be lowered by insulin. That will lead to low blood sugar and can set you up for energy highs and lows for the rest of the day. You would feel more stable energy by combining the fruit with some fat, such as nuts or nut butter. An apple with peanut butter is a perfect example.