Mom and Nutrition: Which Fruits Have the Most Sugar?

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THE sugar that fruit contains is not the same as that found in standard sweeteners and sugars such as honey, granulated sugar and agave. Natural sugars are more easily digested by the body, their digestion takes longer, so you feel fuller for longer.

Of course, this does not mean that their consumption should be uncontrolled, so it is good to know which fruits have the highest sugar content.

Mango

Mango is rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, however it has quite a high sugar content. More specifically, one mango has 46 grams of sugar. If you want to lose weight it is good to eat it gradually and not whole to have the total calories you consume under control.

Grapes

One cup of grapes has 23 grams of sugar. Combine grapes with other fruits in a refreshing and nutritious fruit salad.

Cherry

Cherries have a sweet, delicious taste, and this is partly due to their sugar content. One cup of cherries has 18 grams of sugar. Because it’s easy to overdo it, instead of filling a bowl full of cherries, measure ahead of time how many you want to eat and put only those in the bowl.

Pears

A medium-sized pear has about 17 grams of sugar. Pair it with an apple or put half in a bowl of low-fat yogurt.

Watermelon

Watermelon is high in water and electrolytes. In the summer it is also a cool snack after the beach, but do not forget that it contains sugar for this and its consumption should be done in moderation.

Figs

Two medium-sized figs have 16 grams of sugar. If you are watching your weight an alternative is to cut your fig in half and put some cheese on half of the fig to increase your protein intake.

Banana

A medium-sized banana has 14 grams of sugar. To limit your sugar intake you can cut a banana in half and spread some peanut butter on it.

Fruits with low sugar content are avocados, raspberries, papaya and strawberries.

With information from webmd.com

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