Is Natural Sugar in Fruits Good or Bad?
It is true that sugar in fruits is different from processed sugar and that one cannot overeat fruits… but then you know how a mango slice can lead you to devilishly devouring one whole mango, and then two…
And then it’s the same story when you innocently bite into a juicy slice of fresh pineapple, a grape, a fig and so on.
Sticky situation, isn’t it?!
Especially, if you are a diabetic or you are watching your carb intake.
So be mindful about the portions and the Glycemic Index (GI) of the fruit you plan to eat.
The formula is simple here – higher the GI, higher your blood sugar, and higher your insulin.
Even if it comes with the halo of natural sugar, understand which fruit has low GI.
But please have that bowl of fruits and finish it. Unskinned fruit is even better. Skip the juice, have the natural fruit instead.
Do understand that fruits are nutrient dense – they are a must-have source of fibre, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.
What is important in the this entire case is ‘moderation’.