U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 39-year-old male asked:

If sugar is considered inflammatory, how are many fruits such as berries which are loaded in sugar considered anti-inflammatory?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lawrence Kramer
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not inflammatory: Glucose is not inflammatory..there are other things in fruit that are good for you
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Layth Maolood
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Fiber: Whole fruits are full of fiber and other nutrients that slows the absorption of sugar and lowers the glycemic index and load of the fruit. So less processed is healthier.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 41-year-old member asked:
Can the sugar in fruit cause diabetes?
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 29-year-old female asked:
What fruits a sugar patient can have?
2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
A 66-year-old female asked:
Can only fresh fruit smoothie spike my blood sugar?
2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
A 41-year-old member asked:
What fruits are good to eat to reduce blood sugar level?
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Last updated Oct 7, 2021
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.