NextJumper Question of the Day

I am watching my sugar intake, should I be cautious of eating fruit?

No need to “be cautious.” Fruit is extremely healthy and you should consume at least two servings in your daily diet. Note difference: Fructose versus High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). Fructose is a sugar found naturally in fruit. HFCS is a man-made sugar, which is usually added to products for flavor enhancement. In total, you do not want more than 40g per day of ADDED SUGAR, i.e., the type like HFCS that manufacturers add to food. Fructose and lactose are both natural sugars and are NOT necessary to include into your total daily added sugars).

Have a fitness or nutrition question? Email mbeck@nextjump.com and have your question answered on the Daily Briefings.

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