A 20-year-old female asked:
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is sugar found in fruits- such as dates-bad for weight loss? how much should i have? (on a daily calorie diet of 1, 352) also dates have carbs! >_<

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Dr. Jocelyn Tan
31 years experience Medical Oncology
Weight loss : Yes, fruits have sugar. Vegetables have less but both fruits and vegetables have carbs, wt loss depends more on total amount of calories you eat.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
YES,choose low glyc.: All sugars are carbs (though not all carbs are sugars). Minimizing sugar is crucial for weight loss. Some fruits have much more sugar than others. Glycemic index measures how much a food raises blood sugar. Dates actually raise blood sugar more than pure sugar! low-glycemic fruits like berries, cherries ; apples can be eaten in moderation; avoid high-glycemic fruits. See http://abt.Cm/1qoyvhx.
Answered on Apr 17, 2014
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