Naturally occurring sugar is sugar that is already present in food and hasn’t been tampered with through additional refining processes. It’s inherent within many foods such as fruit and veggies, dairy products, and whole grains. While it’s still considered “sugar”, naturally occurring sugar is something that can be enjoyed in moderation as part of a healthy diet. It gives us energy, and depending on the source of these naturally-occurring sugars, they can also provide a good serve of vitamins and minerals, which are essential for keeping our bodies functioning well.
Vitamin C, which is found in citrus fruits, helps support a healthy immune system, protect cells against damage from ‘free radicals’, and can even help reduce tiredness.
Vitamin A, which is also commonly found in orange, yellow, and red-coloured fruits and vegetables, is an essential nutrient your body needs for eye health (remember how mum and dad used to say eating carrots would help you see in the dark?). OK, so you probably won’t get super, powerful night vision but it can’t hurt to dream, can it?