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Is sugar in fruit better than sugar in starch or as bad?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: The whole package

Look at the whole package.
When you eat fruit, you get other great things (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants to name a few) which make your body strong.

In brief: The whole package

Look at the whole package.
When you eat fruit, you get other great things (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants to name a few) which make your body strong.
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sugar is sugar

All sugar is the same.
..Which is why an orange can raise blood sugars in a diabetic just as much as a candy bar. However, unlike the candy bar, fruits are usually high in fiber and vitamins. Also, more complex sugars (such as found in whole wheats, legumes, corn, etc) are broken down more slowly, allowing the body to process them more effectively, without a sharp rise in blood sugars.

In brief: Sugar is sugar

All sugar is the same.
..Which is why an orange can raise blood sugars in a diabetic just as much as a candy bar. However, unlike the candy bar, fruits are usually high in fiber and vitamins. Also, more complex sugars (such as found in whole wheats, legumes, corn, etc) are broken down more slowly, allowing the body to process them more effectively, without a sharp rise in blood sugars.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, less processed,

yet still sugar including fructose (named for presence in fruit).
Humans have a sweet tooth (though difficult to find, i.e. a lot of work/exercise to find in nature). The bogus low fat diet idea-Study: Big Fat Lies, McGovern's Report, Science for Smart People, DietDoctor.com promoted ??ed carbs & industrial processing using ?$ ingredients, ?ed convenience, ?ed markup & ?ed retail prices drove.

In brief: Yes, less processed,

yet still sugar including fructose (named for presence in fruit).
Humans have a sweet tooth (though difficult to find, i.e. a lot of work/exercise to find in nature). The bogus low fat diet idea-Study: Big Fat Lies, McGovern's Report, Science for Smart People, DietDoctor.com promoted ??ed carbs & industrial processing using ?$ ingredients, ?ed convenience, ?ed markup & ?ed retail prices drove.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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