High Sugar Fruits!

 

A MUST-HAVE list of High Sugar Fruits

 

Nutritional Benefits:

If you are one of the millions trying to reduce your waistline or just maintain your overall health then keep reading. Like most produce, fruits are not generally bad for you when consumed in moderation.  Most fruits provide a hefty amount of needed fiber fats, and other nutrients. A truly organically grown fruit is likely to have above average nutritional benefits.

The following fruits are better choices when you are leaning towards a low or no carb(sugar) lifestyle: avocadoes, lemons, limes and berries.   Specifically, the Ketogenic Lifestyle recommends that you avoid the majority of fruits for optimal results. On the other hand, the American Diabetes Association encourages fruit consumption as long as you stick with the appropriate meal plan and watch your portion size.

 

There are reported High Sugar Fruits which we all enjoy such as:  apples, grapes,  bananas, peaches etc.

Lemons and Limes
,Lemons and Limes

 

 

Peaches Bananas

While there are numerous articles on the negative effects of sugar (including those in fruits) there is some significance in the fact that the sugar in fruit is natural instead of processed. Fruit contains natural sugars that can have a higher glycemic index than foods that are naturally sugar-free. But according to Harvard’s School of Public Health, it is more important to consider the glycemic load and fruits are much more beneficial than not when it comes to overall health.

Most fruits are fairly good for you when grown seasonally and as mother nature intended . However, this is 2020 and sometimes the bigger focus is on making money rather than harvesting foods that are best for our long-term optimal health.  We now have many genetically modified and nutritionally fortified foods that may last longer on the store shelves but just aren’t as good for you as the science may have suggested 30 plus years ago.

Avocados
Avocados (from Pexels.com)

 

Your personal health is what matters:

As with many food categories, your choice of fruits and how much you should eat will depend on your personal health. If you do not have any sensitivity to carbs including sugar and your lifestyle doesn’t require food restrictions then eating fruit is probably a non-issue. You may just want to keep in mind that some fruits can have sugary effects. Check with your medical professional to verify what is best for you.

 

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