SuperHealth Challenge Tip!

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Posted on 20th January 2012 by admin in Health Alerts |Super Health

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Fruits and vegetables have relatively small amounts of fructose that most bodies can handle quite well. For example, a cup of chopped tomatoes has 2.5 grams of fructose, which is not a problem. However, due in part to corn subsidies in the United States, fructose has become an incredibly inexpensive and abundant form of sugar added to thousands of packaged food products and soft drinks we eat every day. Check the ingredients on packaged food labels and you’ll see the sources of fructose.

The problem is not the fructose itself—all fructose works the same in the body, whether it comes from apples, peaches, corn syrup, cane sugar, or beet sugar. The problem is that the volume of it in our diets has grown exponentially in recent decades. For example, a can of regular soda supplies 23 grams, and a super-size soda has about a whopping 62 grams. If we combine high quantities of fructose, such as these, with the fact that our bodies metabolize it in a different manner than glucose, it can damage our metabolism and is likely fueling the obesity crisis. And, not surprisingly, new research shows that it can increase our tendency to overeat.

KC Craichy
Author
The Super Health Diet


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