#224 Sugar in Fruit with Dr Rupy and Sakina Okoko

29 Nov 2023

A common question I get is whether the sugar in fruit could be as dangerous and toxic as the sugar we find in canned drinks, sweets and other sources of added sugars found mostly in processed foods.

And sugar has been a hot topic of discussion in the past few years particularly as people become more aware of the importance of regulating blood sugar levels and avoiding large & frequent spikes. 

In addition, we hear regularly from health organisations and experts that we should eat less sugar because of its deleterious effects on the body. But we’re also told we should eat more fruit, which naturally contains sugar. So is sugar in fruit bad or is there more to it?

Today we talk about

  • The science behind the sweetness: why plants produce sugars, the types of sugars and amounts found in different fruit
  • How sugar in fruit is handled by the body
  • Whether fructose is better than glucose
  • Some tips to enjoy fruit while being aware of blood glucose levels

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