What to know about sugar in fruit

By Zawn Villines | Medical News Today

With so many fad diets and sources of nutrition advice, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction — especially when it comes to sugar. However, it is worth noting that the body metabolizes fruit sugar differently than processed or added sugars.

All fruit contains some natural sugar. Very sweet fruits, including mangoes and watermelons, have a relatively high sugar content. Generally, however, fruit tends to contain less sugar than sweetened foods.

Almost everyone, including people with diabetes, could benefit from eating more fruit. This is due to the combination of vitamins, minerals, fiber, phytochemicals, and water it provides.

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