All fruit is delicious and nutritious. And all fruit contains a wealth of vitamins, minerals, and fiber that make it perfectly healthy to eat on a daily basis.
But even fruits differ in their nutritional content. And what you add to fruit can actually make all the difference in its health content. This is the one fruit you should avoid because it slowly destroys your metabolism.
Sweetened Dried Fruits
An ordinary apple or mango contains natural sugars that, yes, will increase blood sugar levels, but that also give back in the form of fiber and other key nutrients your body needs.
But snacking on dried fruit instead of whole fruit may lead to an unnecessary amount of sugar in your daily diet.
Dried fruit has been processed so that it’s water content is removed, which allows it to be preserved and last a lot longer than whole fruit.
While that may be a major plus come snack time, the problem with dried fruit is that often contains added sugar and is higher in calories, glucose, and fructose.
On the one hand, dried fruit can be extremely nutritious.
According to Healthline: “One piece of dried fruit contains about the same amount of nutrients as the fresh fruit, but condensed in a much smaller package. By weight, dried fruit contains up to 3.5 times the fiber, vitamins and minerals of fresh fruit. Therefore, one serving can provide a large percentage of the daily recommended intake of many vitamins and minerals, such as folate.”
Eating raisins, prunes, and dried figs can prove enormously beneficial to your digestive system.
But there’s one type of dried fruit that should be avoided: candied dried fruit.
If your dried fruit is coated in sugar, just say no, skip it, and swap it for dried fruit that doesn’t resemble dessert or a piece of whole fruit.