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Types Of fruits To Eat That Has The lowest Sugar And Highest in sugar To Avoid

Do you know that certain fruits can pack up to 14g of sugar in less than a one-cup serving in our body? Surprise!

Oh yes, While in take of fruits is very beneficial to our health due to the amount of fiber and vitamins it contains, there are some other factors to consider such as volume of sugar it stores in our body.

Please note that fruits as well as sugar are very important to our body, however it’s also crucial to know how much fiber each fruit has, which helps negate some of the effects of the sugar content.
So below is a list of some fruits with the right amount of sugar you can eat and fruits with the amount of sugar it contains to beware of.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes
A single tomatoes contains about 40% of daily vitamin C, A and K requirement. And research shows you’d be better off eating tomatoes every day because it conntains Lycopene, a member of the vitamin A family which helps maintain prostate health. Try eating more by making homemade tomato sauce to top chicken, sandwich, and stuffed peppers.
Total sugar 2.6g

Avocado

Avocado
You won’t have to worry about your sugar intake when it comes to avocado; but be mindful of the fat. Because it’s packed with the good monounsaturated fat, it’s still high in calories, which can sneak up on you if you’re trying to lose weight.
Total sugar 0.7g

raspberries

Raspberries
These bright little berries are nutritional powerhouses. Not only do they quence your sugar cravings (without overloading your body with fructose), they also satisfy your hunger and keep you feeling full longer thanks to their high fiber content. Use plain yogurt with raspberries, snack on them plain or toss on a salad, or blend up in a smoothie: You’ll be adding a dose of vitamin C and body-protecting antioxidants to every meal.
Total sugar 4.4g

pawpaw

Papaya
Okay, so Pawpaw as it is generally called is packed with lots of benefits. Like helping your body metabolize other fruits.
Also, it can boasts an enzyme called chymopapain, which can relieve inflammation. What’s more, one cup has a whopping 144 percent of your daily value of vitamin C.
Total sugar 8g

Watermelon

Watermelon
Another food that boosts your penis health, watermelon is fairly effective in treating erectile dysfunction and maybe even preventing it. Research has shown an ingredient in watermelon called citrulline-arginine helps relax blood vessels by boosting nitric oxide (the same way Viagra does). The juice is also a potent health elixir. It’s been shown to reduce your recovery heart rate and the degree of muscle soreness.
Total sugar 6g

oranges

Oranges
Oranges are naturally high in sugar, so it’s a wise idea to eat an orange rather than drink its juice. The fiber is pretty much entirely removed by the process of juicing, so it can’t slow the absorption of sugar and thus stabilize blood sugar levels. Grab a small orange, though, and you’ll reap the benefits of vitamin C (known to lower blood pressure and the stress hormone cortisol) without rocking your blood sugar too much.
Total sugar 9g

Pineapple

Pineapples
You can taste the sugar in pineapple—it’s pretty obvious. But, it’s also the perfect addition to veggie-based smoothies because it’s got such a strong, sweet flavor. Pineapples are also the only known source of an enzyme called bromelain, which is credited for reducing inflammation in the body. Total sugar 10g

Apple

Apples
Apples are a classic power fruit because they contain fiber, some of which is soluble fiber called pectin, which forms a gel in your stomach that slows the rate of digestion. This means that, while apples are a bit high in sugar, your blood sugar won’t spike as much.
Total sugar 10g

banana-smoothie

Bananas
Bananas are loaded with digestible carbs that can fuel your workouts before you get moving and potassium to help you recover after exercise. But, they’re full of the sweet stuff and can raise your blood sugar levels since they’re mostly made of carbs and water.
Eat your banana with a fat, like nut butter; fat can slow the absorption of sugar by inhibiting how quickly food passes from your stomach to small intestines.
Total sugar 12g

red-grapes

Red grapes
Red grapes, which is the highest in sugar, contain resveratrol, an anti-inflammatory compound that helps keep your skin looking healthy and can convert excess white fat into calorie-burning beige fat. Grapes are great as it is, or frozen; just be mindful of the portion size.
Total sugar 15g

Now we have a broader knowledge of fruits to eat often. The bottom line here: Is moderation.
Please note that there are optimal times to consume fruit. If you’re really looking to limit sugar, make sure you’re not eating overly ripe fruits. The starch begins to turn into simple sugar as it ripens, which is why it tastes sweeter. So, try to eat them before they become super saccharine and soft to the touch. And, easiest of all, opt for fruits that are naturally lower in sugar or highest in fiber.

Tips That Can Help You Reduce Your Sugar Intake

Since we began a fresh year, what new decision have you and I taken to have a better health? Is it to eat healthy? Or cut down on the amount of sugar we consume? Or to Reduce or cut down on alcohol? Whatever your decision or mine may be, we need to be 100% committed to it.

Talking about Sugar, If you recall, in this post  10 Healthiest foods , we listed some healthy foods you should start eating.  So in as much as we try to  eat healthy, we need to be careful with the amount of sugar we take into our body.

According to Lisa Dreyer a nutritionist she says “We’ve seen an increase in risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, simply by consuming just one to two sugar-sweetened beverages each day. The WHO recommends adults and children reduce their intake of added sugars to less than 10% of their daily energy intake — and says that reducing it to below 5% is even better. Managing sugar also means managing other aspects of your diet, including portion sizes.

But how can we regulate our sugar intake so we don’t go above our limit? Here are a few tips:

TIPS TO HELP YOU MANAGE SUGAR

  1. Look at the ingredients list, If sugar or any one of the following terms are listed high on the label, you want to avoid that food.
  2.  Gradually cut back [on sugar] and consume more protein and fiber-rich foods, It can actually help curb sugar cravings as well. When we consume protein and fiber, ”it slows the rise in blood sugar if we consume it with a sugar-containing food. It can help satisfy us and help us reduce our sugar intake as well. ” says Drayer.
  3. Here is an advice from my doctor; add vegetables to your daily meal, that way the amount of sugar in your meal would be less pronounced.

So cutting down on sugar is not impossible. But, like other aspects of dieting and nutrition, it requires a conscious effort to manage.

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Reasons Why Sugar Is Toxic To Your Body

When expert warm against the dangers of consuming sugar and the health risk, most people think it means literally taking too many spoonful of sugar. But do you know that sugar comes to us in different forms like through  candies, ice cream and other desserts? The most troubling sugar of all isn’t the added sugar we consume on purpose; it’s the stuff we don’t even know we’re eating.   “Added sugars are sugars that are contributed during the processing or preparation of foods and beverages,”   Please note that the sugar naturally found in milk and dairy products, are naturally occurring fructose, the sugar that appears in fruit, don’t count.

Research have found out that a higher in take of sugar could mess up our body system. Naturally, once we take food that contains sugar, the body feels unsatisfied and seeks greater and greater doses of sugar in order for the flavor to register. That leads us to seek out candies and baked goods at the expense of real food.

This is so because our brain have a feel good hormone known as Oxytocin that make us feel satisfied immediately we consume sugary food. But ingredients that are used in foods to provide added sweetness and calories, from the much high fructose corn syrup to healthier-sounding ones like date syrup, cane sugar, and honey, are all considered added sugars.   So giving up added sugar has been shown to have several dramatic and rapid impacts on our health.

Moreso, cosumption of too much sugar significantly increases the levels of triglycerides and LDL cholesterol (the “bad” cholesterols), plus two proteins associated with elevated cholesterols and another compound, uric acid, that’s associated with diabetes and gout. So found a 2015 study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.