A 59-year-old female asked:
i'm supposed to refrain from eating too many sweets as i am pre-diabetic, so if i eat fresh fruits (which also have high sugar content), is that ok? or is the sugar content in fruits 'natural', hence it's ok?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Sugars: Soft fresh fruits are full of sugar so you need to decrease their consumption. Hard fruit like apple or pear are much healthier. Good Luck
287 viewsAnswered Aug 4, 2018
Pediatrics 46 years experience
"natural " can kill : Don't succumb to the myth that natural means healthy. If you are pre-diabetic any form of sugar or carbohydrate intake needs to be limited. That includes any sugar and simple carbohydrates like those in white breads, white potatoes, & many foods promoted as fat free (hidden carbs). Complex carbohydrates like those in a sweet potato & many vegetables are less of a problem.
287 viewsReviewed Aug 4, 2018
Last updated Aug 4, 2018
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