Not all fruits and vegetables are created equal. Meaning some fruits are higher in sugar, albeit natural sugar. And some vegetables are more “starchy” than others. Both fruits and vegetables contain carbohydrates. Eat fruits and vegetables that are lower in carbohydrates. Low carb fruits and vegetables are absorbed more slowly, thus avoiding a spike in your blood sugar. High levels of blood sugar increases your risk of developing diabetes. Also, excess sugar leads to weight gain.
Read this article from The La Times here, which summarized a recent study where participants were grouped according to low carb fruit and non-starchy vegetable eaters versus those participants who ate high-carb fruits and starchy vegetables. Guess which group gained the most weight?