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My mom would tell me to not drink cola … it’s not good for your teeth. Of course, there was no mention of it being bad for my health, just my teeth.
She then sliced up some apple wedges and gave me a slice. I remember thinking, “yuck, this is horrible”
Of course, compared to the addictive and super sweet qualities of cola, natural fruit didn’t taste as good.
Now that I’m older (and wiser), things are different…
I bring up today’s topic because both soda and an apple (or most fruits), contain fruit sugar called – FRUCTOSE
Pros & Cons Of Fructose (Fruit Sugar)
Many people will tell you that it’s okay to have fruit. It’s natural. Plus, as an added bonus, fructose – the sugar found in fruits – has a lower glycemic index than most carbohydrates and thus, does NOT raise your blood sugar levels.
Why the liver?
Because it’s now believed that fructose can be a toxin and that’s why it goes to the liver, your body’s natural detoxifying filter
The liver can only hold or store a certain amount of fructose, which I’ll tell you in a minute
And once over that amount, it gets converted into fat.
Unlike other carbohydrates that are glucose based, which can be stored in your muscles. And, if you exercise and have lots of muscle, you can obviously store and thus, eat a lot more glucose and regular carbs.
So, even though fructose is natural and has a low glycemic index, it can make you fat and it can increase your risk for
Increase in cholesterol
Higher blood pressure
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Many packaged foods, especially sodas, contains High Fructose Corn Syrup. This is not natural. It’s man-made.
It’s a very highly concentrated source of sugar made of fructose, which is the sugar found in fruits.
To make a long story short because I just don’t really care to bore you with all the medical and scientific jargon – you should AVOID all syrups.
Why Fruit Is Different
The main issue with all of these syrups is that it’s dense full of calories and it takes little time to consume them. Thus, it immediately overloads your body. This is NOT natural.
However, fruit is different
Sure, fruit has some fructose sugar, but it’s also full of water, fiber, antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins and other healthy nutrients.
It also takes your time to eat fruit, chew and digest it.
Different Fruits – Different Benefits – Pros & Cons
What To AVOID
Certain fruits should be avoided:
What To EAT
Berries – most berries are really good to eat. Blackberries, cranberries, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and so forth, including cherries.
Melons – these have lots of water, and are typically lower in calories because of it. Watermelon, cantaloupes, honeydew etc.
Grapefruit and lemons are great. Again, super low in calories.
Oranges have benefits as well.
Green plantains and bananas are good, because they have much lower sugar content, even though they don’t taste as good as the yellow ones.
Apples and pears are okay to eat in small amounts. But make sure they are organic, especially the apples.
Pineapples, grapes, ripened/yellow bananas/plantains, and mangoes are some of my favorite fruits.
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