When you’re on a diet, fruit should be your primary source of sugar. It’s something that the body needs for fuel, but the refined sugars in so many processed foods are excessive and harmful. You don’t need to worry about the sugar in fruit very much as long as you eat the whole fruit rather than just the juice. The fiber you’ll get helps modulate the release of sugar into your bloodstream, avoiding a spike and sudden drop in glucose levels. That’s important not only to protect against type 2 diabetes, but also to reduce the food cravings that happen when your blood sugar crashes.
Aim to eat at least a serving of one of these fruits with each meal to amplify your weight loss results – and to enjoy the sweet flavor that’s a gift from nature. Best of luck on your weight loss journey!