Nature’s Lollies

Nature’s Lollies

24 January 2013 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

Fruit has been described as nature’s lollies because fruit is so high in fructose, a natural sugar.

Fruit is good for you because of the vitamins, minerals and fibre. The bad news is that the cavity-causing germs can’t tell the difference between fructose and sucrose or table sugar. They use either sugar as a fuel and produce acid which dissolves the teeth.

So what to do? Snacking on fruit between meals is now considered bad advice. All fruits, juices and dried fruits contain fructose so be smart and limit the amount and frequency to mealtimes.