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Guess where there is more sugar – in an apple or a banana? Well, of course, in a banana! – you will answer. And you will be wrong. Despite the fact that in an apple of medium size there are fewer calories than in a banana, it contains as much as 5 grams of simple sugars.
Which fruits are the most sugar?
Some berries and fruits can be called “sugar bombs”. The content of simple sugars in them – glucose, fructose and sucrose – is very high. What exactly, you should know to those who adhere to a diet or make a diet, having a history of diabetes.
But before you begin to compile a “blacklist” of products, it is worth noting that the natural sugars contained in the fruits are not as dangerous as refined sugar. Due to the content of fiber, pectin and other nutrients, they do not so rapidly increase the level of glucose in the blood, and hence the concentration of insulin, are absorbed more slowly by the body.
And yet, what content of sugar in a portion of your favorite berries and fruits is useful to know, so as not to injure your health and to not increase the waist circumference inadvertently!
To maintain health and prevent age-related diseases, nutritionists advise eating 17 grapes every day. But do you know that in one cup of delicious and juicy fruits, a whopping 23 grams of sugar! And although the grapes are replete with antioxidants, which strengthen the immune defense, as well as vitamins C and B, there is no reason to lean on it during weight loss. You can limit the recommended dietitians rate.
It seems incredible, but in these sour fruits there is really a lot of sugar. It is enough to eat one cup of cherries, and you will get 20 grams of simple sugars. But do not be upset – in addition to the body “will enter” useful fiber and vitamin C.
The English say: eat an apple a day and you will not need a doctor. And all because it contains a lot of vitamins, dietary fiber and minerals. In addition – in an average apple 19 grams of simple sugars. But they are digested slowly, becoming a good source of energy.
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This overseas fruit is not often present on our table, however, we will tell you about the concentration of sugars in it. One cup of sliced pineapple rings contains 16 grams of sugar and this is more than if you ate one glass of fruit yogurt. But unlike the latter, it has more vitamin C and magnesium. And there is also manganese, which helps regulate blood sugar levels.
Due to the content of fiber, vitamin C, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium in the bilberry, it can help reduce the level of “bad” cholesterol in the body, and also maintain visual acuity. But in one cup of small dark fruits about 15 grams of sugar, so it’s better to control your appetite.
One bright tonic fruit contains 13 grams of sugar, but that’s not all! In addition, it is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, as well as calcium and potassium. To get all the useful benefits of oranges, use them in moderation!
There is nothing surprising: sweet bananas contain a lot of sugar. In one fruit – about 14 grams. But in addition to sugars, it contains potassium and magnesium, necessary for the health of the nervous and cardiovascular system, and also – useful fiber. By the way, fitness trainers recommend leaning on bananas after a tedious workout to help the muscles recover and avoid convulsions and krepature.
Juicy, sweet, fleshy … And not so “sugar”. In comparison with apples, in peaches there are fewer simple sugars, although they seem not to be an example sweeter. In one medium peach – 13 grams of sugar, as well as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
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There is so much water in it that it’s hard to believe in a lot of sugar! Nevertheless, in one middle lobule it is as much as 17 grams. And besides that, there is more electrolyte content that helps to keep water in the body and prevents dehydration. In summer it is the best source of liquid, besides ordinary water.
One medium pear contains 17 grams of simple sugars. If you stick to a diet, it should be taken into account so as not to become “thicker” in the end. The pear can be used as a snack or complement the sliced dairy products, oatmeal for breakfast.
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If you were looking for the sweetest fruit, then you found it. In one mango whole 46 grams of simple sugars and this is much more than in other fruits from our list. By the way, tropical fruits are the leaders in the content of natural sugars.
Grains of pomegranate, despite the natural sour taste, also abound with sugar. And, its number in them is inferior to mangoes! In one grenade – 39 grams. But this is not a reason to refuse them! Studies have shown that grenades can be effective in combating breast cancer and contribute to reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. And they stimulate memory.