DH has been diagnosed with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. (((snip)))
Now someone told him that fruit is "full of fructose." Which, yes, I understand fruit has natural sugar, but he has become waaaaay overconcerned with it, basically equating an orange to a ball of white sugar wrapped in rind. He wouldn't eat a second triangle of watermelon the other day because of "all the fructose." :::eyetwitch::: It's a triangle of watermelon, dude. You're not eating a whole watermelon in a single sitting. And you were eating almost no fruit before. And he doesn't drink soda, so he's already a step ahead. It was a little brain-hurty to be arguing to someone that fruit is, in fact, not inherently "bad" for you.
Different fruits have different amounts of fructose, too! I have to avoid fructose (among other things) myself right now, so I have an iPhone app that I can look up foods with. I switched the filters to exclude foods with what it calls "excess fructose", and this is what it came up with:
BAD: apples, ripe sugar bananas, cherries, mango, pears, tamarillos, watermelon (so actually he was right to stop when he did
GOOD/OKAY: apricots, avocado, other bananas (including firm/underripe sugar bananas), blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, custard apples, grapefruit, grapes, kiwifruit, lemons, mandarins, honeydew melons, nectarines, oranges, passionfruit, pawpaw, peaches, persimmons, pineapple, pomegranate, raspberries, rhubarb, strawberries.
Tell him he can eat a lot more fruit than he thinks!
And on a similar topic... I'm currently being driven up the wall by the way so many things are advertised as "XXX FREE!!!" in big letters (where XXX is something I have to avoid right now) but turn out to have something else
I have to avoid in them. Gluten-free bread and pizza bases with soy as a main ingredient, or deli meats with soy / wheat / milk solids / garlic / whatever else in there, for example. *sigh* At least one of the local supermarkets puts warnings for that sort of thing on the deli case so I don't have to guess.