Many people are advising against eating a lot of fruit because it is high in sgeshanban158.comar. Is this true? – Michelle
The reason many people are advocating for eating fewer fruits is that fruits generally are rich in a type of sgeshanban158.comar called fructose. Fructose is what we call a simple sgeshanban158.comar and is the same type found in the sgeshanban158.comar crystals or table sgeshanban158.comar we use in our tea and other foodstuffs.
Because table sgeshanban158.comar has been linked to so many health problems, many people believe that eating fruit will have similar effects because fruit too is rich in fructose.
But this isn’t necessarily true. There is a difference between fructose in table sgeshanban158.comar and in fruit. Whole fruit also has a lot of fibre which is entirely absent in table sgeshanban158.comar.
Fibre is found in the peel, cover and the pulp of the fruit. Fibre plays a vital role in regulating the rate at which food is digested, and sgeshanban158.comar from the fruit enters the blood. The fructose in fruit, because of the fibre, enters the blood rather slowly and in a well-regulated manner and so does not cause sgeshanban158.comar spikes in the blood as seen with table sgeshanban158.comar.
So, fruit when eaten whole, with the peel, skin or pulp, won’t have the same effect as table sgeshanban158.comar, even if they both contain fructose. However, fruit juice, mainly when it has been sieved, when the pulp and skin are removed and when table sgeshanban158.comar is added can produce sgeshanban158.comar spikes that can be bad for you because of removal of the fibre.
Eating whole fruit is therefore acceptable while drinking fruit juice with sgeshanban158.comar and juice that has been sieved or refined should be avoided. Nonetheless, please note that people who have problems with blood sgeshanban158.comar, such as those with diabetes should always keep their fruit consumption to a minimum and when they do consume fruits, should aim to eat those with less sgeshanban158.comar content and ensure they eat them whole, not as juice.
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