We get this question all too often; luckily, there's now evidence proving what we've thought all along: no! Fructose in fruit is a naturally-occurring sugar that, when ingested in natural, whole food form, can actually help maintain your blood sugar and weight levels. But how?
Fruit contains particular phytonutrients that help prevent blood sugar spikes, therefore preventing the body's natural insulin responses that occur when too much sugar is ingested. This helps keep the weight off naturally.
So added sugars, such as table sugar and high fructose corn syrup, are the actual culprits when it comes to chronic disease prevalance.
Learn more from Dr. Michael Greger of NutritionFacts.org.