Category Archives: Fructose

Restaurant eating: A fructose landmine

There is no remaining question that fructose is among the worst possible things humans can consume. Followers of the Heart Scan Blog already know this, from conversations like The LDL-Fructose Disconnect, Where do you find fructose?, and Goodbye, fructose. But … Continue reading

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The LDL-Fructose Disconnect

I believe that we can all agree that the commonly obtained Friedewald LDL cholesterol (what I call “fictitious” LDL cholesterol) is wildly inaccurate. 100%–yes, 100% inaccuracy–is not at all uncommon. This flagrant inaccuracy, unacceptable in virtually every other discipline (imagine … Continue reading

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Postprandial pile-up with fructose

Heart disease is likely caused in the after-eating, postprandial period. That’s why the practice of grazing, eating many small meals throughout the day, can potentially increase heart disease risk. Eating often can lead to the phenomenon I call triglyceride and … Continue reading

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Fructose is a coronary risk factor

As discussed in a previous Heart Scan Blog post, Say Goodbye to Fructose, a carefully-conducted University of California study demonstrated that, compared to glucose, fructose induces: 1) Four-fold greater intra-abdominal fat accumulation 2) 13.9% increase in LDL cholesterol, doubled Apoprotein … Continue reading

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Is pomegranate juice healthy?

Pomegranate juice, 8 oz: Sugars, total 31.50 g Sucrose 0.00 g Glucose (dextrose) 15.64 g Fructose 15.86 g In your quest to increase the flavonoids in your diet, do you overexpose yourself to fructose? Remember: Fructose increases LDL cholesterol, apoprotein … Continue reading

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Honeydew melon

Honeydew melon:Sugars, total 51.97 g Sucrose 15.87 g Glucose 17.15 g Fructose 18.94 g Because sucrose is half fructose (the other half is glucose), there are approximately 26 grams of fructose per one-half honeydew melon. Image courtesy Wikipedia

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Where do you find fructose?

Apple, 1 medium: Fructose 10.74 g Honey: Fructose 17.19 grams per 2 tablespoons Barbecue Sauce: HFCS number 1 ingredientIngredients: High Fructose Corn Syrup, Vinegar, Concentrated Tomato Juice (Water, Tomato Paste), Water, Modified Food Starch, Salt, Honey, Contains Less Than 2% … Continue reading

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Goodbye, fructose

A carefully-conducted study by a collaborative research group at University of California-Berkeley has finally closed the lid on the fuss over fructose vs. glucose and its purported adverse effects. The study is published in its entirety here. Compared to glucose, … Continue reading

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Yet another reason to avoid fructose

Have you seen the Corn Refiners Association commercial campaigns to educate the American public on the safety of fructose? If you haven’t, you can view these interesting specimens on You Tube: “Get the facts–You’re in for a sweet surprise: Fructose … Continue reading

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Are you addicted to fructose?

Try a little experiment: Side by side, try a yogurt made with fructose or high fructose corn syrup as one of the first ingredients on the label along with a yogurt made without fructose. Yoplait and Dannon brands, for instance, … Continue reading

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