Is Fruit Sugar The Same As “Normal” Sugar?

Is Fruit Sugar The Same As “Normal” Sugar?

November 6, 2019 33 By William Morgan


We all know sugar is really bad for you,
like really really bad. But just how bad
is the sugar and fruit? In today’s video
I’m speaking about fruit. Is it healthy?
Is it unhealthy? There’s been a lot of
controversy around this, so I want to clear
up the air. Is fruit healthy and good
food or is fruit not as demonised as
it should be. So, enjoy the video and let me know what
you think down below in the comment
section. So over and over again there’s
been a handful of evidence which shows
sugar is harmful. It’s clearly correlated
to obesity and diabetes, etc… I mean it’s
awful for our health, it’s awful for our
teeth and in the way we consume it
through candy bars and chocolate it’s
clearly unnatural. But sugar is
everywhere in the fruit we eat. Humans
naturally are frugivores meaning our
preference for food is fruit. It’s sweet
it gives us glucose straight away which
is what our brain and our body prefer as
energy. It’s the first port of call for
energy. So first you have to understand
that it’s actually perfectly possible to
be completely healthy and eat no fruit
and we see this with the ketogenic diet.
It’s a diet which restricts
carbohydrates the 5% and essentially
cuts out all fruit because fruit is very
high in sugar and it will get someone
out of “ketosis” which is the state of
using fat as fuel. So we know that you
can be healthy without it. But this
doesn’t necessarily mean that fruit is
unhealthy in itself just because one can
be healthy without them. You have to understand when you pose the question is
fruit healthy? It depends.
Fruit is healthy in small quantities
but if you eat it enough given a caloric
surplus you will gain weight and
therefore increase your chances of
certain diseases, despite the the source being natural…
…albeit it’s gonna be more difficult
to become obese from a natural source
like that. The way the fruit is
constructed and naturally made is
conducive for temperate eating
and it doesn’t result in overeating
sugar as we find it and very um
compounded amounts in candy bars. So the example is…an orange. Take this orange
right here yep you see it um so
this orange isn’t just sugar it’s mostly
water and what else do fruits have fiber.
So we know conclusively that adequate
amounts of fiber correlate to weight
loss. Why? Fiber is satiety. When you eat
beans or eat fruit it fills your stomach
up. It basically literally expands in
your stomach and combined with water
this effect is pronounced even more and
fiber is found naturally in a fruit and
what does fiber also do it also
restricts and reduces the insulin of the
glycemic response from the sugar and
fructose from the fruit. So overall the
amount of sugar that you’re getting is
gonna be my minute, firstly because it’s in
a small amount that’s only in one or two
pieces of fruit which you you’re not
gonna you’re not gonna overeat like the
juice and also because the fiber
naturally subtracts rather than adds to
the insulin response as it wouldn’t
happen in chocolate. Now this doesn’t
mean you should eat a chocolate bar and
then down a fiber supplement to
replicate fruit but you know in essence
this I guess could be said to be better
than just eating the chocolate bar –
although don’t do that obviously because
that’s bad and so not right. So over
millions of years the human body has
adapted to consume small amounts of
sugar for energy and that’s why fruit
is constructed the way it is so we don’t
over eat it so it’s there, it fills us
up. I mean if you just eat one Apple
you’re only getting a little bit of
sugar. But if you drink an entire bottle
of apple juice you’re getting so much
sugar even though it’s coming from the
natural source. So that’s where sugar can
become unhealthy even though it’s from a
natural source like fruit.
Remember that fruit is abundant in
minerals and vitamins; potassium, vitamin
C, antioxidants from berries. They’re
plentiful in these vitamins and clearly
that naturally shows us that there are
fruit…a food, sorry, that we need to go
after. I mean how else how else can you
put it, there’s no other way to explain
it. Because there are so many healing
properties in fruits and because they
taste so good to us, clearly there’s a
there’s a subtle message there
intended by nature for us to go after
and eat them and we see this in vegan
diets for example. I’m not a vegan, but
vegan diets… could be said to be high
in sugar but
they clearly reduce the chance of
diabetes and they’re healthy for people. So
obviously fruit in itself isn’t bad
it’s the way you’re consuming it.
So for 90% of people fruit is healthy!
For the other 10% who are on very restrictive diets such as the ketogenic diet, fruit
obviously isn’t going to be appropriate
for the diet. But just because it’s not
appropriate for the diet doesn’t mean
that it’s unhealthy in itself. The only
unhealthy thing which comes from
fruit is obviously the fake labelling
which label something as a fruit juice
when it’s actually sugar, or just
squeezing ten of these into a glass and
then downing that, because the the
fructose that you’re getting is in a
very condensed amount which isn’t
natural as intended enclosed in the skin
of this with water and with fiber.
So when people say eat more fruits and
vegetables; eat more fruits and
vegetables! They’re both great for you
let me know in the comment section down
below how often you eat fruit. If you’re
on the ketogenic diet do you miss it
or could you not care less?