Just because it is derived from a whole food does not mean it is good for fat loss. Heck, just because something is a whole food doesn’t mean it is good for fat loss! I’ll be super straight forward about this: dried fruit is not a fat loss food. In fact, in many cases it contains more sugar than a candy bar and it does not and will not trigger our satiety signals. (PS: If you want more info, tips, recipes & workouts, make sure you get on the free VIP e-newsletter list!)
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Total grams of sugar per 100 grams of the following foods
Dried fruit often contains added sugar and preservatives
1/2 cup of fresh cranberries contains 2g of sugar. 1/2 cup of dried cranberries contains 37g sugar.
The type of sugar most common in dried fruit is fructose. Fructose is the single most lipogenic carbohydrate (most likely to be converted to and stored as fat) and it also does not trigger our satiety signals (feelings of fullness)
The concentrated delivery of fiber and sugar (with the water removed) can cause GI distress in many people.