The “Juice” on Fruit

Fresh fruits are an excellent source of nutrition. They are packed with vitamins minerals, fiber, water, and some protein. Fruits are usually the first thing we choose to eat when embarking on a healthier lifestyle or trying to lose weight.

Let’s be real, if you had to choose between eating raw spinach and eating a fresh piece of fruit, 9 times out of 10, you will pick the fruit. Is that a bad thing? Not really. However, it’s the little things — those tipping points we keep discussing — that usually interfere with your overall health, wellness, & weight loss.

Although fruits are absolutely healthy, some fruits have higher sugar contents than other fruits. It is very important to be aware of your daily consumption of sugar. Remember, sugar is a simple energy source for our bodies. When we consume too much sugar, whether natural sugar or processed sugar, your body will store the excess sugar as fat and only compound your efforts of living healthier, losing weight, or overcoming your obesity, diabetes, & other related illnesses.

As a tip, keep your fruit consumption to the recommended 2-3 servings per day. In addition, with familiarizing yourself with the sugar contents of your favorite fruits, you can make BetterChoices when it comes to choosing what fruits you will eat per day.

How Much Sugar is in Your Favorite Fruit?
We have compiled a list of fruit and the sugar content per 100g.

FRUIT – SUGAR
Apples – 11g
Apricots – 9g
Avocado – 0g
Banana – 12g
Blackberries – 5g
Blueberry – 10g
Cantaloupe – 8g
Cherries – 13g
Cranberries – 4g
Figs – 16g
Grapefruit – 7g
Grapes – 16g
Guava – 9g
Honeydew Melons – 8g
Kiwi Fruit – 9g
Lemon – 3g
Limes – 2g
Mango – 14g
Nectarines – 8g
Navel Oranges – 9g
Papayas – 8g
Peaches – 8g
Pears – 10g
Pineapple – 10g
Plums – 10g
Pomegranates – 14g
Raspberries – 4g
Strawberries – 5g
Tangerines – 11g
Watermelon – 6g

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-Eric & Maleka Beal

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