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Sweet Treats and Sensible Snacks

Sweet Treats and Sensible Snacks

Summer is in full swing, and with it, farm stands and stores packed with fresh summer produce. The vivid colors, the tastes and variety of offerings make summer the season of edible earthly delights – and who among us can’t wait to dig in? So we snack on lots of fresh fruit thinking, “Oh, it’s fruit. It’s good for me,” and wind up over-indulging, thinking that the sugars from fruit “don’t count". By August, a few pesky pounds may have crept onto the scale, and the next question becomes “what happened?” The likely culprit? Those hidden sugar in your favorite summer fruits. So how can a fruit fanatic keep sugar in check without missing out on fruit’s nutritional benefits?