When you think about meals that are high in sugar, obvious treats come to mind. For example, milk chocolate bars and caramel candy, or baked foods such as doughnuts, cookies, and cakes, maybe ice cream. Fruit, according to registered dietitian Beth Czerwony, RD, deserves to be included on the list of natural foods. Let’s take a look at some high-sugar fruits.
Fruit is healthy for you! It includes fibre and other essential nutrients. But it likewise contains natural sugar, and some have more than others. One mango, for instance, has a whopping 46 grams of sugar, making it a poor choice if you’re attempting to control how much sugar you consume or your weight. Maybe enjoy a couple of slices and save the rest for later.
Is anyone else super excited when seasonal fruits come out? For us, summer screams cherries (and watermelon and berries and, let’s be real, ice cream). To reduce the sugar amount to roughly 10 grams per serving, choose 1/2 cup of cherries.
These have roughly 23 grams of sugar per cup. That is a lot for something that is so simple to swallow. If you cut them in half and freeze them, you might be able to consume them more slowly. They will be waiting for you as a refreshing summer treat that requires a little more time to consume.
One big orange is healthy and includes 17 grams of sugar. The same huge orange likewise has 4.5 grams of fibre and more than 100% of the immune-supporting vitamin C that you need each day. Stick with a small orange as a serving.
This summer treat has 17 grams of sugar in a medium wedge. As its name implies, it is loaded with water and contains special minerals called electrolytes that your body requires to recharge itself after spending some time in the sun.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.