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When it comes to diets, it might seem like you have to give up anything sweet completely, if you want to lose weight. Sweets contain simple sugars that get into the bloodstream fast, trigger the pancreas to produce insulin right away, and are then quickly added as fat tissue, especially if you lead a sedentary lifestyle.

Although fruit are sweet, they’re not as sweet nor as fattening as most sweets. Fruit contains fructose, which is a type of sugar that is slightly more complex than the white or brown sugar contained in most sweets, and doesn’t get processed by the body as quickly. As a result, the body is able to burn fructose faster than other types of sugar, so you don’t have to worry that much about putting on weight.

As an added advantage, most fruit contain 2% to about 20% of sugar, which the body can manage quite well as long as you don’t eat too much. In contrast, sweets can contain anything from 25% to 80% of sugar, which is a lot harder to deal with.

If you want to improve your health and lose some weight, it’s definitely worth considering the slower absorption, less sugar content and improved vitamin and mineral content associated with most fruits. They can be act as an excellent substitute for sweets in your diet.Talk to the experts at Downtown’s Healthcare for more insight on how to best manage your health.