If Fructose is Bad, What About Fruit?

If you know me, you know I’m an advocate of eating whole fruit, especially low glycemic fruit. Clients ask me all the time, “Isn’t fruit bad for you?”. 

Have you ever wondered if eating fruit  has the same adverse effect on the body as the “industrial fructose”  like sugar and high fructose corn syrup? 

Not all fructose is created equal as you will see in this short video.

Not only is whole fruit good for your body and  your brain, study are showing that it’s actually beneficial for overall health. 

So I wanted to share with you some of the latest research regarding the fruit and fructose subject from a reputable source. 

Dr. Michael Greger. MD explains the latest research explaining the difference between the two. 

Here are some highlights of the study:

  • Only “industrial fructose” and not fructose from fruit was associated with liver damage 
  • They found that fructose from added sugar was associated with hypertension and fructose from natural fruits did not
  • For weight loss:
    • part of the study was about a group restricting fructose from both added sugars and fruit from their diet and another group who just eliminated added sugar but kept fruit as part of their diet.
    • The study showed the diet that kept the fruit did better with more weight loss with extra fruit present then the group that restricted all fructose.  

Pretty interesting stuff. The study also showed that there was no negative effect on the body when eating whole fruit. 

Wonder why? 

Click on this short video as Dr. Greger explain about how the fiber and other nutrients in whole fruit may be the reason for the slow down of the absorption of fructose in the body. 

But as always, everybody is a bio individual so listen your body responses when eating any type of fructose. 

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