“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
How many times have we heard that phrase? Personally, I love fruits and veggies; even more as an adult than I did as a kid. Since giving up sugar earlier this year, I’ve replaced “dessert” with fruit.
Fruit is full of sugar. And sugar is bad, right? Let’s look at the evidence:
All of the sugar in this Bolthouse Farms juice comes from fruit – there isn’t any added sugar. Now, let’s look at an apple:
Is Fruit Sugar Healthy?
Again, natural sugar but still, how does this affect my “no sugar” lifestyle? The answer? One is pure fruit sugar, liquefied and poured down the hatch. The other? It contains fiber, requires chewing and passes through the digestive tract at a much slower pace.
The juiced version of a fruit is quickly absorbed, flooding your system with fructose; a whole piece of fruit takes time to break down, requires chewing and contains fiber. As a result, the amount of sugar that goes into your system at one time is limited. Fruit plays a role in satiety; it can help…