Why is fruit sugar good while free sugar is bad?

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Juicing has become popular over the years.  When you juice, the cell walls and fiber gets broken down while you extract the juice.  This frees up the sugars in whatever you are juicing. This is known as free sugar. Sugar cane is juiced and then dried and then put in foods as a sweetener. The sugar you put in your cake or tea began as sugar cane that is processed and then sold as a sweetener. The fiber in fruit and vegetable acts as a buffer to slow the assimilation of sugar and the fiber helps digestion and bulk-forming in the gut. Juicing produces drinks with potentially high levels of sugars which overtime is bad for us.  This is why, you want to add just a little sweet fruit to your juicing concoction to add some sense of sweetness but not to make the drink unhealthy. Fortunately, mother nature has packaged sugars in items such as bananas, oranges, apples which is good for us as the fiber reduces the speed at which the sugar enters our bodies. Juices you may have grown up with such as orange or pineapple are loaded with sugar and should be consumed sparingly. I found this great article explaining why sugar, while so bad for us is good in fruit.  Check it out

If Sugar Is So Bad for Us, Why Is the Sugar in Fruit Ok?

Whole fruits are a great source of nutrients like fiber and hardly have enough fructose to do any harm. Kacie Dickinson Jodi Bernstein We hear regularly from health organizations and experts that we should eat less sugar. But we’re also told we should eat more fruit. All types of sugar will give us the same amount of calories, whether they are from fruit or soft drink. But the health risks of eating sugar are related to consuming too many “free sugars” in the diet, not from eating sugars that are naturally present in fruits or milk.

Types of Sugar in Food

Sugar in food and drinks comes in various forms. Sugar molecules are classified as monosaccharides (single sugar molecules such as glucose and fructose) and disaccharides (more complex structures such as sucrose and lactose). Fruit contains natural sugars, which are a mix of sucrose, fructose, and glucose. Many people have heard that sugar is bad, and think that this must also, therefore, apply to fruits. Read more