Why sugar in fruit is better for you.
- Fruits are low-calorie and loaded with water, fiber, vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals (www.livestrong.com).The water helps to dilute the fructose and makes it less concentrated than fructose found in its other forms.
- The fiber found in fruits slows the metabolism of fructose. This lessens the impact of fructose on our blood sugar levels. One of the major adverse effects of all forms of sugar is the spike it causes in our blood sugar levels. Fiber minimizes the spike in blood sugar levels. To learn more about the importance of stabilized blood sugar levels- read this.
- Fiber isn’t enough to make fruits a healthy and sweet option. The secret of fruit lies in its cell walls. Sugar is “sequestered in the cell walls” (www.newyorktimes.com). The cell walls take time to breakdown, and therefore the fructose is injected into our bloodstream at even slower rates. That’s why fruits will not give you a sugar crash, even if they contain 30 grams of sugar!