As public health concerns have shifted from fat to sugar, fruit’s image has changed from being the healthiest of snacks to something we should avoid. But should we shun fruit? Although fruit does contain simple sugars, it contains much more that is beneficial to our health: vitamins, phytonutrients, and both soluble and insoluble fiber (which actually slows the absorption of sugar into your bloodstream). For snacking and dessert, fruit is probably healthier than whatever you would replace it with. Unless you suffer from diabetes or diarrhea, you shouldn’t be trying to eliminate fruit from your diet.
“Fruit contains both soluble and insoluble fibers, which slows the release of the sugar into your bloodstream, unlike added sugars, which can spike your blood sugar pretty quickly.”