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New Study Finds Fructose Alters Genes in the Brain, Sabotages Learning and Memory

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posted on May, 7 2016 @ 01:44 PM

originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
a reply to: butcherguy

Are you talking about HFCS?

The fructose in HFCS differs in no way from the fructose in a piece of fruit.
HFCS has at most 55% fructose, the rest is glucose.
Regular corn syrup is almost entirely glucose and is also made from corn starch.
The problem with regular corn syrup is that it isn't as sweet as HFCS. Glucose is not as sweet as sucrose and fructose.

posted on May, 9 2016 @ 12:35 PM
a reply to: butcherguy

HFCS is not good for you....while fruit in small quantities usually is.

While the sugar is the same, albeit in a slightly different ratio, HFCS lacks all the other nutrients found in fruit. In addition, foods to which HFCS has been added are typically dense in calories and less dense in essential nutrients. This combination, high in calories, low in nutrients often leads to greater calorie consumption and to weight gain.

All sugars are not created equal.....despite what the Corn Growers may say.
And.....really, sugar in whatever form is not good for you!!

When fructose is joined to glucose, it makes sucrose. Sucrose is abundant in sugar cane, sugar beets, corn, and other plants. When extracted and refined, sucrose makes table sugar. In the 1800s and early 1900s, the average American took in about 15 grams of fructose (about half an ounce), mostly from eating fruits and vegetables. Today we average 55 grams per day (73 grams for adolescents). The increase in fructose intake is worrisome, says Lustig, because it suspiciously parallels increases in obesity, diabetes, and a new condition called nonalcoholic fatty liver disease that now affects up to one-third of Americans.

10 Reasons Why Fructose Is Bad

Fructose can only be metabolized by the liver and can’t be used for energy by your body’s cells. It’s therefore not only completely useless for the body, but is also a toxin in high enough amount because the job of the liver is to get rid of it, mainly by transforming it into fat and sending that fat to our fat cells.

And, finally....Sugar the Bitter Truth

edit on Mon May 9 2016 by DontTreadOnMe because: (no reason given)

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