You’ve heard it all before: sugar is bad for you. Sugar makes you fat. You should avoid sugar at all costs. But, it’s hard to deny that sweet treats just taste good! It’s perfectly normal to have a sweet tooth (our tongues have plenty of sweet receptors for a reason). A simple alternative to all of the processed sugar options available is fruit. The sugar in fruit allows us to satisfy our cravings without the calories of a hefty, icing-clad dessert. But, a lot of people avoid fruit, fearing the sugar and carbohydrate content of nature’s candy. And that’s exactly the point — we’re talking about nature’s candy, not mass manufactured candy. Naturally held sugars, like the ones you find in whole fruits, support human health, while refined and processed sugars do not.