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nutrition: why do people, in general, think that eating sugary tasting fruit is any better than eating candy? sugar is sugar, right?

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Dr. Piers Blackett
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Fruit is much better: Sugar or sucrose in candy is a combination of glucose and fructose. It is rapidly digested and absorbed resulting in increased fat storage in fat and the liver, in part promoted by Insulin stimulation. Fruits have fructose in much lower amounts, as much as 5 times lower, with slower absorption and benefits from other nutrients such as vitamin C and fiber.
Answered on Nov 11, 2015
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