Balanced diet can be complete without inclusion of some fruits, which can be a great source of vitamins and fibers. Certain fruits, however, contain stuff that is detrimental to your health, especially those high in sugar and loaded with calories. Additionally, diabetics and people experiencing reflux should avoid some fruits that make these conditions worse. When it comes to fruits reach in sugar, dates come on top, regardless whether they are in natural form or consumed dried. Mangoes are also in this group, and if consumed, the portion should be small.
- Dates and dried fruit contain over 100 grams each of sugar and carbs per one cup serving.
- Prunes and dried coconut are high in fiber, but also have hundreds of calories per cup.
- If you have diabetes, you should limit intake of low-in-fiber candied fruit and fruit juice.
“certain kinds of fruit can increase blood sugar levels in people with diabetes or trigger symptoms in people with GERD”