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Mon Aug 01 08:13:02 EDT 2011

Should I be concerned about eating "Fructose" in packaged foods ?
Asked By: stephen892  

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Expert Answers (1)
2011-09-02 12:12:04.0

Hello,

Thanks for asking dLife.

Fructose is a natural fruit sugar. It contains the same amount of carbohydrates and calories as sucrose (table sugar). It is one of the sugars (along with glucose and sucrose) found in fruits.

There is some controversy about the fructose found in processed foods. The fructose in these foods are in the form of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) to sweeten foods and beverages.

Exccessive amounts of all types of sugars is discouraged for everyone, especially people with diabetes.

dLife posted information on fructose!

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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2011-09-02 17:11:38.0

Fructose is "digested" by the liver and is converted to triglycerides and fat. It is not consumed in the same way glucose is. It is not,as glucose is, an energy sourse.I suggest, you not drink fruit juices either but instead eat whole fruit. The fiber is good for us. A glass,8 oz., of orange juice has as much sugar as 8 oz. of regular soda.If the regular soda is made with high fructose corn syrip it has about 55% fructose in it. O. J. is about 45% fructose.Neithe drinks are good for a diabetic.
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