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Not All Fruit is Created Equal

Fruit is very good for you, full of vitamins, minerals and fiber, but stick with 1-2 pieces of the lower sugar, higher fiber fruits when trying to lose weight. As noted below, raspberries are the clear leader.

Sugar and fiber content listed from lowest to highest:
Tomatoes – one cup – 4 grams of sugar and 2 grams of fiber
Raspberries – one cup – 5 grams of sugar and 8 grams of fiber
Blackberries – one cup – 7 grams of sugar and 8 grams of fiber
Strawberries – one cup – 7 grams of sugar and 3 grams of fiber
Cantaloupe – one cup – 11 grams of sugar and 2 grams of fiber
Watermelon – one cup – 12 grams of sugar and 1 gram of fiber
Apples – one medium – 14 grams of sugar and 5 grams of fiber
Blueberries – one cup – 14 grams of sugar and 4 grams of fiber
Cherries – one cup – 14 grams of sugar and 3 grams of fiber
Peaches – one cup – 14 grams of sugar and 3 grams of fiber
Pineapple – one cup – 15 grams of sugar and 2 grams of fiber (high sugar and low fiber)
Grapes – one cup – 15 grams of sugar and 1 gram of fiber (high sugar and low fiber)
Pears – one cup – 16 grams of sugar and 5 grams of fiber
Grapefruit – one cup – 17 grams of sugar and 3 grams of fiber
Oranges – one cup – 17 grams of sugar and 4 grams of fiber
Bananas – one medium – 21 grams of sugar and 4 grams of fiber (very high in sugar)
Mangos – one cup – 24 grams of sugar and 3 grams of fiber (very high sugar)
Raisins – one cup – 116 grams of sugar and 8 grams of fiber (very high in sugar)

Karen Nieto

Karen is an ACE certified personal and small group fitness instructor, a certified Tabata Bootcamp instructor as well as an IIN certified health and nutrition counselor.

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