Yes! Fruit are considered a simple carbohydrate and are on the meal plan because of their high nutrient profile and fiber content. When you eat a piece of fruit, you are getting that quick energy from the fruit sugar, but not all at once. The difference between fruit and other simple sugars is fruit contains fiber. Fiber helps slow down the blood sugar response you get when you consume sugar, meaning you won't get that crazy sugar rush if you ate a donut or a slice of pie. Don't forget fruit is loaded with vitamins that all play an important part in your health. Choose fruits with a high fiber content and lower sugar content to really maximize your nutrition; skin on fruit contains the most fiber, so don't peel your apples!

Here are some great fruit options that are the highest in fiber and lower in sugar

  • apples

  • pears

  • blackberries

  • strawberries

  • blueberries

  • raspberries

  • kiwi

  • oranges

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