Sugar: 13 Healthy Fruits You Shouldn’t Eat Too Much Of And Why
There is no doubt about the fact that all the fruits mentioned here are healthy. Most, if not all are good for the heart and also helps metabolism but we still need to watch how we eat them because of their sugar content.
Bananas can help you sleep, build lean muscle, and burn fat, but compared to other fruits they’re pretty high in sugar and carbs, so no monkey business: stick to one five-inch portion a day. This ensures you’ll reap all the fruit’s benefits—without expanding your waistline. Cassie Bjork, RD, LD, says “I encourage consuming protein and healthy fat with the banana to slow down the absorption of the sugar from the banana into your bloodstream. This is the most effective strategy for keeping blood sugar levels stable, which means consistent energy levels and weight loss
Pears are so sweet that it seems impossible they only contain about 100 calories each, but it’s true. This fall fruit is a good source of vitamin C and contains 6 grams of fiber per medium fruit (24% of your daily value). Pears help keep hunger at bay thanks to pectin, “a soluble fiber that attracts water and turns to gel, slowing down digestion,” says Jennifer Glockner, RDN, “which may help to reduce blood cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease and colon cancer.”
Raspberries may be small, but they’re mighty—think of them as nature’s magical weight loss pill. Packing the highest fiber count of all these other fruits, raspberries boost feelings of satiety without doing any damage to your waistline. Eat them solo or throw them in Greek yogurt for a quick snack.
Pineapple helps boost energy. That’s because pineapple is one of nature’s best sources of manganese, a trace mineral that is essential for energy production. A cup provides 76 percent of your daily recommended intake, making pineapple nature’s answer to Red Bull.
These glowing fruits are packed with eye-protecting vitamin A, heart-strengthening B6, and immunity-boosting C. Not to mention, their variety of antioxidants—quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methyl gallate—protect the body against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. When you’re adding it to your smoothie, make sure you add a healthy scoop of protein powder and a handful of raw oats to add to your protein and fiber content and slow down the digestion of its sugars.
All berries are an incredibly rich source of antioxidants, but blackberries are particularly potent in this regard. And with more grams of fiber than there are grams of sugar, you can snack on them knowing they’ll be furthering your weight loss goals. The dark color of this particular berry tips you off to their high antioxidant content. These lush-looking berries help protect against heart disease and fight against age-related cognitive decline.
You might also know these mini oranges as those little sections that grace your Chinese salads—mandarin oranges. These rank high for their sugar content, but you should know that a single tangerine, even the largest tangerine, has only 12.7 grams of sugar in it. So a cup is about 2 medium sized tangerines total. Did you know tangerines give you better hair? The B12 in tangerines promotes hair growth, reduces hair loss, and slows down the graying process.