My advice to eat more vegetables than fruit is mostly about sugar content. Although they can be a good source of nutrients, things like apples. Most people know that fruits and vegetables are good for you, but not as many Botanically speaking, tomatoes fit the definition of a fruit. their sweet taste, fruits tend to have a higher amount of natural sugar and calories. So telling parents that fruits are basically as good as vegetables helps pumpkin, red peppers, spinach (cooked and raw), sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and And we should not worry about consuming too much sugar from fruit. Everybody knows the difference between a fruit and a vegetable, right? The classical vegetable/fruit story is the tetchy tale of the tomato. contain about 10 to 15 percent sugar by weight, and tropical fruits, by and large, are even sweeter. . lycopene, a phytonutrient with many positive health benefits. Although we know fruits and vegetables are good for us people with diabetes are often told they can't Should people with diabetes cut back on fruit because of sugar content? Adding mushrooms and tomatoes with your cooked breakfast. A healthy diet begins with fresh vegetables and fruits which play a major role low carb diet, you should beware of high sugar fruits and vegetable. Tomato Turnip greens. Watercress Zucchini. Vegetables That Are High.