10 Fruits High in Sugar


At Health Fitness Revolution, we condone eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, but we also aim to educate you on healthy nutrition.  We recognize the health benefits of fruits because of the nutrients they contain.  We previously wrote the Best Fruits for Your Health, and now we are bringing 10 Fruits that you should eat in moderation because these fruits high in sugar and may lead to weight-gain if over-consumed.

  • Plums: Although One medium-sized fresh plum contains 113 mg of potassium, a mineral that helps manage high blood pressure and reduce stroke risk, it also contains 7 g of sugar.
  • Pineapples: Helps build strong bones, connective tissues, and has anti–inflammatory properties.  However, 1 cup of pineapple has 16g of sugar.
  • Mangoes: Are good for lowering cholesterol and giving a glow to your skin. However, a whole mango has 31g of sugar.
  • Kiwis:  Aids in digestion and keeping blood pressure steady.  However, a whole kiwi has 8 g of sugar.
  • Bananas: High in potassium, this fruit curbs cramps.  It is also high in sugar, a medium banana has 15g of sugar.
  • Grapes:  Grapes are high in vitamin C and K, and their seeds have many antioxidants.  However, 1 cup of grapes contains 15g of sugar.
  • Cherries:  Cherries are known to prevent gout and have anti-inflammatory properties.  However, a cup of cherries contains 15g of sugar.
  • Figs:  Are an excellent source of fiber and contain the highest amount of calcium of any fruit.  However, a single fig contains 10.4g of sugar.
  • Pomegranates:  Are great for the heart.  Compounds found only in pomegranates called punicalagins are shown to benefit the heart and blood vessels. They are also full of sugar with one medium pomegranate containing 25.5g of sugar.
  • All Dried Fruits:  The natural sugars in the fruits will be concentrated when the fruit is dried. This is because most of the weight and volume in fruit is normally made up of water. Drying out will reduce the water which will increase the amount of sugar per hundred grams. Raisins are a prime example. A cup full of raisins contains much more sugar than a cup full of grapes.

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