May 21, 2013
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? Well, maybe not. Studies have shown that fructose, the natural sugar common to sweet fruits, can actually be more difficult for the body to process than regular sugar. What’s worse is that the fruits that we most commonly eat today have been bred for maximum fructose content, forcing the body to handle even more of the fruit-based sugar.
Now, we’re not trying to tell you to eat less fruit. Fruits are loaded with healthy anti-oxidants and vitamins that the body needs to stay healthy. However, sticking with seasonally appropriate, naturally grown species can help reduce the amount of fructose your body has to process. It may be hard to go the entire winter without a sweet Georgia peach, but you’ll be doing your body a big favor by sticking with what’s fresh.