So, I want to start by thanking you guys for keeping the hate mail to a minimum today. It was a lot better then Monday. I also want to say this: In no way am I suggesting that you shouldn’t eat fruits but what I am saying is, eat, enjoy, and work the sugar off. If your sitting on the Couch all day watching House Of Cards, then you might need this list more than most. With that being said, let’s get into #9-#5.
9) Honeydew Melon, 13.8g
Ain’t this bout a B****, I really didn’t see that coming. But A cup of honeydew is low in calories and is primarily made up of H20, making it a great food to keep you full, which can help you lose weight over time, but it also brings more immediate slimming results to the table thanks to its natural diuretic effect.
8) Pears, 13.7g of sugar
Pears only contain about 100 calories each, this fruit is a good source of vitamin C and contains 6 grams of fiber per fruit (24% of your daily value). They also help keep hunger at bay thanks to “pectin”, a soluble fiber that attracts water and turns to gel, in-turn slows down digestion.
7) Apple, 13g of sugar
An Apple Is a great snack for people with diabetes and insulin resistance because they’re high in fiber to slow sugar spiking.
6) peach 12.9g of sugar
I only thought this fruit was cool because 112 and girls around the world said so but this “stone fruit” contains phenolic compounds that modulate different expressions of genes to ward off obesity, high cholesterol, inflammation, and diabetes…you’re welcome peach, you are no longer a sidekick to cream, and punchline jokes.
5) Nectarines 11.3g of sugar
The the less cool cousin of a peach, nectarines just barely edged out its look-a-like for lower sugar content and higher fiber. Like peaches, nectarines are also high in beta-carotene and vitamins A and C. But nectarines can help your pH balance, assisting with protein synthesis and helping with the digestion of carbohydrates. ( they might be cooler than the peach on second thought )
This list is getting crazy!! Stay tuned for the next and last installment to the sugar ranking.
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