Could The Sugar In Fruits Cause Harm To My Health?

Normally, we are all advised to consume fruits, especially after meals and for those trying to lose weight, it is a must to add fruits to your list of snacks, because the mineral, fiber, and vitamins will not only keep you full but also keep you healthy. 

Fruits also contain sugar just like your diet soda and other all coca products, but unlike those artificial products fruits contain a natural sugar fructose. Fructose is one of the reasons those who have diabetes are recommended to take fruits regularly. The natural sugar is easily digested by the body compared to sucrose or table sugar. 

So does that make fruits unhealthy to consume? 

Well compared to your artificial drinks like soda and the rest, the sugar in fruits is not likely to cause you any harm. But you should also be careful with what you buy which is one reason you should always take a long stare at the label at fruit juices to check if it's natural or mixed with artificial sweeteners. 

Artificial fruit juices could contain processed/refined sugar which contains high-fructose corn syrup (a sugar) which will result in an increase in your blood sugar levels. I'm sure you don't want that. 

Although fruits contain a natural sugar which is said to be very good for you, you should also be careful with the amount of sugar you are consuming from these fruits. Yes, carbs and processed foods can make you store up fat and gain weight, so you should take proteins, but if you take too many proteins you could also fatten up. So that is why you moderate, which is something you should do when taking fruits.

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends up to 24 grams of sugar on a daily basis for females and also 36 grams for males. Anything than that is excess sugar which is pretty bad for you.

So what's the problem with excess sugar?

The problem with excess sugar is how it affects your body. Too much sugar leads to various problems referred to as classic metabolic syndrome. These include abdominal obesity (or you can say belly fat), weight gain, increased blood sugar, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Also, excess sugar might increase your risk of heart problems. 

While this makes excess sugar sounds like a very bad thing and something that would be very easy to avoid. Many people find it hard to avoid taking excess sugar because they focus on processed foods and artificial drinks and fruit juices. So you shouldn't take it lightly because most of the foods we eat today contain processed/refined sugar.

Fruits are very important for your health and the sugar could cause no harm at all. It is important for you to take fruits regularly, especially if you want to reduce your risk of developing cancer, becoming obese, reduce your risk of heart problems and much more. 

So there you have it. 

I remain your favorite health blogger, Paul Samuel FitnessDoctor

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