SUGARS naturally occurring in fruits, vegetables and dairy are OKAY but SUGARS removed from their original source and ADDED to foods, we need to be wary of. 'Free Sugars' are those sugars that are removed from their original source and ADDED to foods usually as a sweetener or as a preservative for longer shelf life.
What are naturally occuring sugars?
Naturally occurring sugars and added sugars. There are two types of sugars in American diets: naturally occurring sugars and added sugars. Naturally occurring sugars are found naturally in foods such as fruit (fructose) and milk (lactose).
What is the naturally occurring sugar in fruit?
The sugar in fruit is a monosaccharide called fructose, a type of carbohydrate. Table sugar, in contrast, is a disaccharide known as sucrose. Although most fruits have the same type of sugar in them, they don't all have the same amount of it.