Ditching Fruit Because of Its Sugar Content? That’s Bananas!
A recent video on BuzzFeed compared the relative sugar content in various fruits, the not-so-subtle implication being that "sugar = bad."
Such a message is not only over-simplified—focusing, as so much clickbait does, on demonizing a single ingredient (sugar, in this case)—but its aim is to evoke a kneejerk reaction that could actually end up being worse for your health than the messenger might intend.
The truth is that fruits contain a wide variety of nutrients that are vital to your health and well-being. In the public interest, we thought we would show you what else you'd be missing if you ditched the fruit shown in BuzzFeed's ill-conceived video:
The bottom line is that if you are avoiding fruits solely because of their sugar content, then—to borrow a phrase from BuzzFeed—"you're doing it wrong!"
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