Don’t get the idea that because the sugar composition is the same in fruit and cake, they’re interchangeable.
For one thing, fruit offers good stuff like vitamins, antioxidants and water, while candy and desserts are nutritionally void.
Fruit also tends to have less sugar by volume. Half a cup of strawberries: 3.5 grams of sugar. Half a cup of strawberry ice cream: 15 grams.
Plus, whole fruit has a lot of fiber, which actually slows down your body’s digestion of glucose, so you don’t get the crazy insulin spike (and subsequent crash) that candy causes.
That also means your body has more time to use up glucose as fuel before storing it — as fat.
Is Sugar From Fruit Better For You Than White Sugar?, January 24, 2017 at 03:23PM