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Fruits and vegetables are essential foods in any balanced diet, but because of their sugar content, some should be consumed in moderation to people watching their figure and diabetics. Here is the top of the sweetest fruits.

Moderate daily consumption of a natural, unprocessed food, such as fruit, is healthy. Rich in vitamins and minerals, fruits contribute to the proper functioning of the body. And thanks to their fibers, they are the allies of a good transit. They also participate in maintaining the bacterial flora. However, some should be consumed in moderation due to their high content of fructose. Iare people who watch their line and diabetics have every interest in favoring fruits with the lowest fructose content.

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What is Fructose?

Fructose is a simple sugar (or ose) of natural origin present mainly in fruits and honey. Her glycemic index (ability to raise blood sugar levels) is less important than that of glucose.

Is it good to eat fruit every day?

Don’t worry, in the field of nutrition, the important thing is to find a balance.For example: although the bananas contain 14.8 g of sugar per 100 g of fruit, they help boost your energy when eaten after physical activity.

When is the right time to eat fruit?

Many nutrition experts advise against eating fruit after meals, to prevent them from remaining blocked for several hours in the stomach and starting to ferment around the bolus due to their fructose content. This fermentation is the source of digestive discomfort such as bloating and therefore an increase in waist circumference.

Good to know : fruits are not digested in the stomach, but in the small intestine, this is where they release their sugars.

What are the best summer fruits?

With the arrival of summer, do you want to enjoy the freshness of seasonal fruits? Pear, watermelon, peach, strawberry, blackcurrant, melon, etc. All of them are packed with health benefits, but be careful to choose them carefully, as some remain sweeter than others and quickly spike the calories.

What are the risks of a high consumption of sweet fruits?

Some fruits remain too rich in sugars and lack fiber. Mangoes, cherries, avocados, grapes, and even pineapples have high sugar levels. Consumed in excess, these quickly digested foods can increase the risk of blood sugar spikes. Without some vigilance, your insulin resistance, your level of fatigue, your cravings and your weight can pay the price in the long run. It’s all about moderation.

Which fruits are the lowest in sugar?

The most healthy fruits are citrus fruits (oranges, grapefruits, lemons), red fruits (strawberries, raspberries, currants…) which contain only 7 to 10% sugar.

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The date
If you pay attention to your line, know that dates contain 63g of sugar per 100g. Because of their high glycemic index (70), avoid eating them alone between meals, as glycemic spikes promote cravings and storage. However, they have many health benefits.

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The banana
Consumed all year round, the banana remains famous for its good supply of vitamins, potassium, magnesium and fiber, but also sugar (about 15g per 100g). For athletes it is a snack of choice to provide energy before, during or after physical activity.

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The mango
With 63 calories per 100 grams, you find 14 g of sugar in this exotic yellow fruit. It is an excellent source of potassium.

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pineapple
Pineapple contains mainly carbohydrates, up to 11%. Strongly present when the fruit ripens, pineapple sugar is mainly found under the skin in the form of sucrose, fructose and glucose. Discover the health benefits of pineapple.

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The grape
These little grains represent real cluster sugar. With 74 calories and 16 g of sugar per 100 grams, grapes should be consumed in moderation.

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The khaki
When it reaches maturity and has a beautiful orange color, the persimmon is particularly sweet. Count 66 calories and 13 g of sugar for 100 grams of fruit.

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Lychee
Count 15g of sugar for 100g of lychee: if its white, translucent, juicy and very fragrant flesh seduces you, know that it remains very sweet.

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The cherry
These small red fruits are among the sweetest fruits, we like them in clafoutis and other recipes. To consume in moderation so if you watch your line. Good news, however, cherries are still known for their antioxidant properties, as well as their richness in vitamin C and carotene.

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