Sugar is everywhere. Whether it is refined white sugar added to sweets and goodies, or natural sugar - if you are trying to avoid it to support your weight loss you must be aware that natural sugars found within fruits can hold you back!
Today we look at the fruits that contain the most sugar. Remember however, fruits and vegetables contain amazing amounts of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that benefit your body - as part of a balanced diet they can be enjoyed daily!
Mangoes are super sweet and great for a summer treat. However be cautious as to how much you eat in one sitting! 1 mango contains 45g - that's almost 11 teaspoons of sugar!
But don't throw all of your mango in the bin just yet, as well as this, mangoes carry an impressive vitamin content that benefits overall health when eaten within a balanced diet. They are rich in potassium and magnesium and are a fantastic natural remedy for those that suffer with high blood pressure. They also contain selenium, calcium, iron and phosphorus. But that isn't all, Mangoes are vitamin powerhouses as they are rich in riboflavin, B6, A, C, E, K, B7, B5 and B2 vitamins!
Although these tiny delicious fruits are very healthy, they again should be eaten in moderation as one cup contains 23g of sugar - 6 teaspoons! One cup in weight is generally around 340g so more than a serving size but resist from consuming the whole punnet!
But again, fruit sugars are not identical to refined sugar and grapes come with many health benefits! Grapes are a great source of phytonutrients, as well as containing vitamin K, A, C and B. Minerals include potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and sodium. Grapes have a high water content so keep you feeling hydrated, as well as dietary fibre, healthy carbs, antioxidants and protein. Amazing!
Cherries taste great because most of their weight is unfortunately sugar and carbohydrates! With 18g of sugar per cup, they contain around 4 1/2 teaspoons per 340g.
They also however contain vitamin C, K, B6 and A, potassium, copper, manganese, magnesium, iron, calcium, phosphorus and zinc. They also have great cardiovascular benefits, can relieve migraines, help with sleeping and weight loss!
Pears are often the under rated fruit of the lot. Subtle and satisfying, the pear still contains 17g of sugar per fruit! 4 teaspoons to be exact.
But with that, much like the others, pears contain dietary fibre, folates, niacin, pantothenic acid, thiamin, potassium, calcium, copper, magnesium, iron and zinc. As well as this, vitamins A, C, E and K are also present. Although it isn't often advertised, pears are among the least allergenic of all fruits.
Watermelons are delicious and one of the best tasting fruits out there. Although being 90% water, one medium slice contains around 17g of sugar and is absolutely packed with nutrients.
You can find vitamins A, B6, C and an abundance of antioxidants and amino acids within watermelon, as well as the biggest bonus of all - completely fat free!