Misconception #1: Fruits Contain “Sugar”
Simply avoiding fruits because they contain “sugar” is a misinterpretation of their nutritional value. Fruits contain some simple sugars like fructose and glucose, however they also contain longer chain carbohydrates that take longer to digest and absorb. These carbohydrates come pre-packaged with 5essential nutrients that are absolutely required for optimal digestion, absorption and transport. These 5 nutrients are often reduced or eliminated in FAKE carbohydrates like breads, pastas, cereals and artificial sweeteners, resulting in abnormal metabolism and blood sugar spikes.
One reason why fruits are fantastic health-promoters is due to the presence of a host of beneficial plant compounds that aid in the digestive process. Unlike refined “sugars,” the carbohydrates in fruit are accompanied by these co-passengers, that confer a host of beneficial effects, including:
Why do these co-passengers aid in nutrient metabolism? The vitamins and minerals assist in thousands of cellular chemical reactions and antioxidants protect against oxidative damage and premature aging in every tissue, including your muscle, liver, heart and brain.
Incorrect Statement: Fruits contain sugar
Correct Statement: Fruits contain some sugar but also longer-chain carbohydrates
Credit: Diabetes Daily, Dr.Cyrus Khambatta