your nutrition questions – what about fruit?

The Muffin Myth

what about fruit // the muffin myth

Sugar is a hot topic in nutrition right now. So many people are either off added sugar or off refined sugar, and I can’t even tell you how many recipes I’ve read that exclaim to be sugar free and then call for honey or maple syrup. That right there tells me how confusing this subject is for most of us.

The trouble is, there are as many opinions as there are experts, and this is a big topic. Far too big for just one post, so I thought I’d start with a question I get fairly frequently – what about fruit?

Let’s break it down.

Fruit contains carbohydrate, mainly in the form of the naturally occurring sugar, fructose. Vegetables also contain carbohydrate, but typically much less than fruits, and they therefore contain fewer calories.

The idea that fruit is loaded with sugar needs to be put into perspective. Yes, there…

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