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Here is a question I recently received at FOODPICKER.org

I have pre-diabetes and am trying to learn about carbohydrate and sugar.  Does the sugar in fruit count as sugar?

Answer: Fruits play an important role in your diet providing many vitamins, minerals, and fiber.  They contain a type of sugar we refer to as fructose.  Like other carbohydrate containing foods, the sugar found in fruit does raise your blood sugar.  This does not mean that it should be omitted from your diet, rather it should be counted towards your total carbohydrate consumption.    When choosing fruit, remember to pay attention to serving size and choose colorful varieties!


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