I always find it funny when people avoid fruits like the plague because there is “too much sugar”. Fruit contains sugar, but it isn’t the same as table sugar.
When it comes to processed sugars that lack fibre and healthy key nutrients, the body breaks it down quickly, causing insulin and blood sugar levels to spike.
Since it is broken down so quickly, you never really feel “full” after you are done eating it.
Fruits do contain sugar, but they also contain long chain carbohydrates, water, FIBRE, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants as well as live enzymes to help break them down – and as it expands in the gut, you get the “full feeling”. Fibre is definitely one of the determining factors when it comes to what happens to sugars and other carbohydrates once they enter the body, as it will slow the insulin spike and inevitably how quickly they are broken down.
Fibre is not only important for us, but it is important for the bacteria within us.
With a diet lacking in fibre, we starve the bacteria in our gut.
Love your gut, eat ya fibre and be mindful with your choices. If you are still worried about the sugar content in fruit, I recommend eating low sugar fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and peaches!