In case you haven't heard, sugar is supposedly poison and we've got to stop eating it immediately otherwise the world is going to end! Even sugar in fruit is bad! And, eating a banana for breakfast is the same thing as eating candy! These are real things that people say, and they are all ridiculous, especially the stuff about fruit. It's fruit, you guys. But nevertheless many of us have been gaslit into believing that fruit is somehow bad for us because it contains sugar, so what's the deal, really?
For starters, there are two different types of sugars found in food: sugar that's present naturally, like fructose, the sugar in fruit, or lactose, the sugar in milk products; and added sugar, which is any sugar or sweetener that's added to food or drinks when it's prepared or processed, says Alissa Rumsey, MS, RD, CDN, CSCS, a registered dietitian and intuitive eating coach. When you look at fruit and candy, the sources of sugar are different, but your body can't really tell, she says. "It could be white sugar, brown sugar, honey, agave, or high-fructose corn syrup — they're all processed by your body in a similar way," she says.
Added sugar is not necessarily a Bad Thing across the board, and you have to look at it in context of a person's diet, Rumsey says. For example, if you want to eat dessert, then eating it is likely going to lead to better choices down the line than depriving yourself. But sugar often sneakily added to foods that you wouldn't expect (like pasta sauce), which can stimulate your appetite and make it harder to pay attention to hunger cues. Natural sugar that you'd find in whole fruit, on the other hand, is there for a reason: to add flavor and provide energy.
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