You know the saying, “An apple a day…” But is that really advice you should heed?
Fresh fruits, generally, are nutritious and healthy to consume. They are a great source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals, but they also contain the sugar fructose. This natural sugar is accompanied by nutrients the body needs, which is why we prefer it to, say, the sugar found in a can of soda or a donut. Too much sugar, though, no matter where it comes from, can have negative effects on your body and overall health.
Excess sugar (the amount beyond what the body needs to function) gets stored as fat. Continue reading