Why Fructose Is So Bad For You?

Scientists have proved that fructose can damage human metabolism

Fructose, a sweetener usually derived from corn, can cause dangerous growths of fat cells around vital organs and is able to trigger the early stages of diabetes and heart disease.

Study demonstrates that consuming any kind of  fructose  is the fastest way to trash your health. It is now known without a doubt that sugar in your food, in all it’s myriad of forms, is taking a devastating toll.

And fructose in any form — including high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and crystalline fructose — is the worst of the worst!

** Fructose is a major contributor to:

** Insulin resistance and obesity

** Elevated blood pressure

** Elevated triglycerides and elevated LDL

** Depletion of vitamins and minerals

** Cardiovascular disease, liver disease, cancer, arthritis and even gout

A Calorie is Not a Calorie

Glucose is the form of energy you were designed to run on. Every cell in your body uses glucose for energy.

When you get  fructose only from nature, you only consume about 15 grams per day, compared to 73 grams per day you will get from soda. In  nature, it’s mixed in with fiber, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and beneficial phytonutrients, all which moderate any negative metabolic effects.

It isn’t that fructose itself is bad — it is the MASSIVE DOSES you’re exposed to that make it dangerous.

There are two reasons fructose is so damaging:

Your body metabolizes fructose in a much different way than glucose. The entire burden of metabolizing fructose falls on your liver.

People are consuming fructose in enormous quantities, which has made the negative effects much more profound.

Today, 55 percent of sweeteners used in food and beverage manufacturing are made from corn, and the number one source of calories in America is soda, in the form of HFCS.

By USDA estimates, about one-quarter of the calories consumed by the average American is in the form of added sugars.  The typical american eat in average 142 pounds a year of sugar.

Most of the fiber, vitamin and phytonutrients have been removed from these processed foods, so there is essentially no nutritive value at all.

Fructose Metabolism Basics

You must understand some differences about how your body handles glucose versus fructose.

After eating fructose, 100 percent of the metabolic burden rests on your liver. But with glucose, your liver has to break down only 20 percent.

As I explained, every cell in your body  utilizes glucose. So, much of it,  is used  immediately after you consume it.  Fructose is turned into free fatty acids (FFAs), VLDL (the damaging form of cholesterol), and triglycerides, which get stored as fat.

The fatty acids created during fructose metabolism accumulate as fat droplets in your liver and skeletal muscle tissues, causing insulin resistance and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Insulin resistance progresses to metabolic syndrome and type II diabetes.

Fructose  converts to activated glycerol (g-3-p), which is directly used to turn FFAs into triglycerides. The more g-3-p you have, the more fat you store. Glucose does not do this.

When you eat 250 calories of glucose, less than 2 calorie are stored as fat, but  fructose results in 80 calories being stored as fat. Consuming fructose is essentially consuming fat!

The metabolism of fructose by your liver creates uric acid, which drives up blood pressure and causes gout.

Glucose suppresses the hunger hormone ghrelin and stimulates leptin, which suppresses your appetite. Fructose has no effect on ghrelin and interferes with your brain’s communication with leptin, resulting in binging.

Fructose leads to increased belly fat, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome , besides  the long list of chronic diseases that directly result.

The food  industry doesn’t want you to realize how truly pervasive HFCS is in your diet — not just from soft drinks and juices, but also in salad dressings and condiments and virtually every processed food.

The FDA classifies fructose as Safe. Which pretty much means nothing and is based on nothing.

There is plenty of data showing that fructose is not safe — but the effects on the nation’s health have not been immediate. That is why we are just now realizing the effects of the last three decades of nutritional misinformation.

Crystalline fructose (a super-potent form of fructose the food and beverage industry is now using) may contain arsenic, lead, chloride and heavy metals.

Nearly all corn syrup is made from genetically modified corn, which comes with its own set of risks.

The FDA isn’t going to touch sugar, so it’s up to you to be proactive about your own dietary choices.

A good lifestyle persoanl trainer should  recommend that you avoid as much sugar as possible. This is especially important if you are overweight or have diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure

Use the herb stevia.

Use organic raw honey in moderation.

Use Z sweet or xylitol

Avoid ALL artificial sweeteners, which can damage your health even more quickly than fructose.

Avoid agave syrup since it is a highly processed sap that is almost all fructose.

Your blood sugar will spike just as it would if you were consuming regular sugar or HFCS. Agave’s meteoric rise in popularity is due to a great marketing campaign, but any health benefits present in the original agave plant are processed out.

Avoid so-called energy drinks and sports drinks because they are loaded with sugar, sodium and chemical additives. Rehydrating with pure, fresh water is a better choice.

Reduce your sugar for weight loss and for a healthy life. Hire a lifestyle personal trainer to improve your nutrition plan and your physique.

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