Before enjoying a big bowl of fruit salad for your next dessert, find out which types are high in fructose and why it’s important.
Everyone knows that too much sugar can be harmful to your health. Even Paleo-compatible sweeteners, such as honey or maple syrup, should only be used in moderation.
But the fruit is a delicate topic. Are bananas, apples, and oranges a good paleo snack or just too much sugar?
Nutrients in Fruit
Fruits are often packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which help fight inflammation and oxidation that cause cell damage. Most fruits also contain a good amount of fiber, which is necessary for a healthy gut and proper elimination.
It’s important to note that some fruits contain different forms of natural sugars, and these can affect how your body deals with them during the digestion process. The two main types of sugar found in fruits are fructose and glucose.