11 July 2020

Fruit Sugar: Is It Bad?

For those who are watching what they eat or on a specific diet, they may often hear a lot about fruit sugar. There are those who say this is bad, while others say that since this is a sugar that is occurring naturally in the fruit, it is okay to have in your diet. So, what is the truth about fruit sugar?

Is Fruit Sugar Bad?

All fruits contain some form of sugar. However, when compared to those sweet treats out there that are manufactured, fruit sugar is much more healthier for you. What most people do not realize is that the sugar from fruits is processed differently than if you were to eat a sweet piece of pie or cake for a sugar fix. Sugar in fruits is not going to raise blood sugar like sweets and candies. So, in reality fruit sugar is not as bad for you as you may have been led to believe. And remember, that having fruit in your diet is a part of a healthy overall diet.

The key is that you want to eat the right fruits. However, we have to emphasize that eating lots of fruits that are high in sugar is not going to negatively affect your blood sugar. However, everything in moderation is a moto for a reason.

What Fruits are Low in Sugar?

Different fruits are going to have different levels of sugar in them. So for those who are looking to eat more fruit but still do not want to eat a lot of fruits that are high in sugar, they can opt to eat fruits that have lower sugar content. Here are some of the best fruits for those who are looking for low sugar levels:

  1. Lemons
  2. Limes
  3. Raspberries
  4. Strawberries
  5. Blackberries
  6. Kiwis
  7. Grapefruit
  8. Oranges
  9. Apricot
  10. Blueberries
  11. Granny smith apples
  12. Pears

Those fruits that are high in sugar include watermelons, pineapples, grapes, plums, and even bananas. Remember this, if the fruit often tastes sweet naturally, this does mean that it contains more sugars.

Overall, fruits are a great source of fiber for many people and they can add some sweetness into any diet that you have. Most dietitians will recommend eating fruit everyday to help you avoid overeating sugary items later, especially if you are someone that has a sweet tooth.

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