Fruit has a high fructose level, and fructose is just a fancy word for sugar. There's actually no difference in the way fructose and white granulated sugar effect your blood glucose levels. Still, fruit has a lot of health benefits, and makes a real treat!
If you're looking for the healthiest options, try putting these on your grocery list!
A is for apricot-- vitamin A, that is. 1 medium fruit is only 17 calories and 3 little grams of carbs. You can have 3 or 4 of them in a sitting!
Antioxidant-rich berries have the lowest glycemic index of all fruit. You can enjoy 2/3 cup of blueberries, strawberries or raspberries for about 60 calories, and for only one serving of carbs (15 grams).
A peach (medium-sized) is only 59 calories, and under one serving of carbs. Out of season, opt for frozen peaches with no sweetener or syrup added, and avoid canned peaches in syrup.
What's your melon pleasure? Watermelon, honeydew, casaba, cantaloupe? Well eat hearty, my friend-- a medium-sized wedge is only 1 to 2 servings of carbs and 50 to 80 calories.
Apples are packed with fiber, and they make a great snack because they're very filling. A medium apple is about 1.5 servings of carbs, and under 100 calories.
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