The one insanely easy trick that makes fruit better for you it kind of goes without saying that fruit is loaded with good for you stuff which is why SNA that standard nutritional advice says that you should be eating tons of it and for the vast majority of Americans who subsist mostly on meat potatoes and sugar that’s an awesome recommendation that what if you’re already eating squeaky clean or pretty close to it can the overdoing it on the fruit actually be a bad move surprisingly yes fruit guess it’s sweet flavor from fructose a simple sugar that’s also found in honey and agave the nectar and is used to make high fructose corn syrup table sugar or sucrose consists of have fructose and half glucose the sugar found in starchy cards and like any type of sugar found in any type of food the fructose in fruits spikes your blood sugar in the short run that can leave you feeling shaky lightheaded or susceptible to craving even more sweet stuff it doesn’t raise your blood sugar the way a soda wood but it’s still raises your blood sugar says Francis large im and wrath RT and author of eating in color soda contains way more sugar than a piece of fruit for instance 39 g in a 12 ounce can of cola vs. 19 g in a medium Appel plus whole fruit is loaded with fiber which acts like a dam that allows the fructose to be absorbed by your body at a more controlled rate instead of flooding your system all it wants to still not all fruit is created equal fruits that are naturally lower in sugar like blackberries raspberries and melon tend to have less impact on your blood sugar than fruits that pack more of the sweet stuff like fresh figs the ingo Grapes or bananas ones like apples bears beaches and plums to fall sort of in the middle what’s more than you eat fruit with other stuff instead of on its own you can slow fructose is absorption even more by pairing fruit with fat or protein instead of a sharp blood sugar spike you’ll get a rounded peak says large and and wrath read longer lasting energy less hunger and fewer cravings think apple slices with nut butter berries with Greek yogurt or Grapes with a wedge of cheese all classic snacks for reason right