Does Natural Sugar From Fruit Cause Weight Gain? Explains This Research

Updated at: Nov 03, 2020
Does Natural Sugar From Fruit Cause Weight Gain? Explains This Research

Do you know that fructose present in fruits is known to increase weight? But do fruits increase your weight? 

Tavishi Dogra
Weight ManagementWritten by: Tavishi DograPublished at: Nov 03, 2020

Do natural sugars in fruit cause weight gain? Are you on a weight loss diet and often confused about your food intake? It is generally recommended not to eat junk foods and processed foods during the diet, as they increase weight. Instead, it is considered beneficial to eat dishes made of natural foods like fruits, grains, vegetables, and pulses. But some people believe that one should not eat fruits while following a weight loss diet (losing weight). The rationale behind this is the sugar is present in fruits, which increases weight. Is dextrorotatory sugar present in fruits harmful? Eating fruits is considered healthy (for health) as they contain a lot of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants, which are beneficial for the body. Maximum fruits taste sweet! This sweetness of fruits is due to fructose, a form of glucose. Artificial sugar is also found in fruits and is known to increase weight. Can sugar in fruits increase your weight? Learn some important things related to weight loss and fruits.

Does sugar in fruit make you gain weight?


Humans have been consuming fruits for thousands of years, as they are considered healthy for all. In such a state, it is challenging to believe that the sugar present in the fruits can be unhealthy for you. Research in this regard also shows that the sugar present in fruits has no significant effect on your body and weight. Do you know why? Because the sugar present in fruits is different from artificial sugar in many ways. 

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What does the research say about weight gain and fruit sugar?

Scientists have done much research to know the connection of fruits for weight gain. In one such analysis, scientists found that fruits do not increase weight, but help reduce. People who eat fruits are more slim and fit. This study has been published in the journal 'Metabolism'. One hundred seven obese people were included in this study. The researchers divided all these people into two groups. Of these, the first group was given fructose from 20 grams of fruits daily, and the second was given fructose from 50-70 grams of fruits. Scientists found that the group that ate more fruits lost weight by 48% faster.

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Here is why fruit sugar does not increase weight? 


Fructose is indeed known to increase weight, and it is present in fruits. But fruits also have a lot more than fructose, which does not allow you to gain weight (due to this fructose), such as fibre and magnesium. Fruits are digested slowly due to fibre, and the body has to spend the right amount of energy to digest them. In this case, the number of calories your body gets after eating fruits, almost the same amount of calories are spent in digesting it, so they do not increase your weight. Apart from this, due to fibre, sugar dissolves slowly in your blood, due to which neither fruits suddenly increase your blood sugar nor cause obesity because your body uses such amount of sugar in its everyday function.

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