Fruit and Sugar - what you should know.

July 19, 2017


Sugar is on the list of acidic foods.    Acidic foods are on the "no no" list for psoriasis sufferers.  So when I read "Which Fruits have the most sugar" on WebMD.. I just had to pass it on.


Note:  4 grams of sugar - equals one teaspoon of sugar 


I was excited to see that one Avocado has only a half a gram of sugar - Yeah!!! 




Fruits with high sugar content:


Mango - 1 has 45 grams of sugar - Wow! 


Grapes - One cup of grapes has 23 grams of sugar 


Cherries - 1 cup of cherries has 18 grams of sugar 


Pear - 1 medium pear has 17 grams of sugar 


Watermelon - A medium wedge of watermelon has 17 grams of sugar 


Figs - 2 medium size figs have 16 grams of sugar 


Banana - 1 medium banana has 14 grams of sugar 


Dates - 1 medium date has 16 grams of sugar 


Apple - 1 medium has 19 grams of sugar 


Pomegranate - 1 medium has 38 grams of sugar 


Raisins  (seedless) 1/2 cup has 43 grams of sugar 



Fruits with low sugar content:


Guavas - one has only 5 grams of sugar and 3 grams of fiber


Raspberries - 1 cup only 5 grams of sugar and 8 grams of fiber


Cantaloupe  - medium wedge only 5 grams of sugar 


Papayas - half of papaya has 6 grams of sugar 


Grapefruit - Half a Grapefruit has 8 grams of sugar 


Lemon and Limes  - Each has only 2 grams of sugar 


Olives - one cup has zero grams of sugar 


Plum - 1 medium has 6 grams of sugar 


Kiwifruit - 1 medium has 6 grams of sugar 


Avocado - 1 Avocado has 1/2 gram of sugar 


Strawberries - 1 cup has only 7 grams of sugar 

Other Fruits: 


Apple - one apple contains 10 grams of sugar 


Pineapple - 1 cup of fresh pineapple contains 14 grams of sugar 

                      1/2 cup of canned pineapple contains 17 grams of sugar.

                      1 oz of dried pineapple has 16 grams of sugar 


Peach - one medium has 13 grams of sugar 


Orange - 1 medium has 13 grams of sugar 


Apricot - 1 cup has 15 grams of sugar 



So before you pick that fruit and pop it in your mouth... choose one that helps and not hinders your path to clear, healthy skin.   










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