Tuesday, October 18, 2016

BEWARE OF DRIED FRUITS

I often warn dieters and diabetics about eating dried fruits (one of the items that makes granola so sugary) but when I received the following from one of the health sites I follow, Everyday Health, I decided to pass it on to you exactly as I received it:

"Dried Fruit: Sugary Saboteur
Dried fruits are great sources of concentrated vitamins, minerals, and fiber, but — and it’s a big but to avoid — you have to limit your intake because you’re also getting very concentrated calories and sugar. Consider prunes, which are dried plums: Just one cup of prunes contains more than 400 calories and 45 grams of sugar while one cup of fresh plum has just 76 calories and 16 sugar grams. Plus, when you eat fresh fruit you get the added water content that can help you feel full."
Now you, especially diabetics, can see why I say to avoid dried fruits. That sugar content is a disaster for you and for me. No matter how you try to explain it away, that much sugar is a big "NO"!

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