The American Heart Association recommends no more than 26 grams of sugar per day for women and 36 grams for men. Two cups worth of grapes or bananas have more than your total daily recommendation. Don't even get me started on fruit juice...it is chock full of fructose and devoid of the healthy fiber in most fruits. Drinking juice is equivalent to eating vitamin fortified sugar. Fruits can hold three times more calories and sugar per serving when compared to vegetables. Many vegetables offer similar or the same vitamins and minerals you can get from fruit with far less effect on your insulin levels.
Bottom LineIn order to lower your sugar levels and fat storage limit your tropical fruit intake (and rid your fridge of juices) and increase your vegetable consumption. Some low sugar fruit options are tomatoes, berries, avocados, pears, kiwis, apricots and coconuts (actually they are a drupe: part fruit, nut and seed).
Doug Joachim - NYC www.JoachimsTraining.com