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NOT ALL FRUIT IS EQUAL

Posted on February 3, 2018 at 1:55 PM

YES, fruit is good for us and we should be eating it as part of a healthy diet. Fruit contains nutrients, minerals, fibre, water, anti-oxidants and many are low calorie.

But beware, some fruits are better than others in terms of their sugar content and if you're looking to reduce your sugar intake and/or lose weight, then be careful which ones you choose.

Fruit sugar (also known as fructose) is better for you than refined sugar found in processed products such as biscuits and cakes, but it's sugar all the same and the body doesn't differentiate in terms of how it's used or stored.

And, if there's one thing that nutritionists, doctors and scientists agree on, it's that we should limit out sugar intake as it can contribute to many serious health conditions such as obesity and diabetes.

Here are the top ten fruits with the highest sugar content:

grapes, figs,  lychess,   bananas,   mangoes,   cherries,  raisins,  persimmons,  plantains,  pomegranates.


Here are the top ten fruits with the lowest sugar content:

raspberrires,  blackberries,  grapefuit,  watermelon,  strawberries,  currants,  cranberries,  papaya,  rhubarb,  loganberries.

Food for thought eh?

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