By now, we already know that fruits are loaded with healthy nutrients and fructose. Now, when you take a whole fruit and dry it, you’re basically packing all of its nutrients in a smaller product.
This means you can get more vitamins and minerals faster, but also more fructose – which can cause an instant spike in your blood sugar levels.
For example, a single cup of raisins gives you 115 grams of carbs, which is far higher than the amount you’d get by eating the whole fruit.
Does this mean you have to avoid fruits too? Not at all! Specialists actually recommend diabetics to include fruits into their diet as often as possible; just make sure you eat the whole fruit without added sugar or other sweet toppings.