dLifeHeaderPortlet is temporarily unavailable.

dLife Daily Tips

Practice makes near perfect at bedtime

Read More
The Question
Mon Aug 01 08:13:02 UTC 2011

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

Background Info Hide
25grams (adult limit) ? Fatty Liver Disease
Diabetes Profile Hide
Expert Answers (1)
2011-09-02 12:12:04.0


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
Sources Show

Community Answers (1)
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.
Answered By: tssmds

Sources Show


*** All information contained on dLife.com is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Our Expert Q&A is not intended to be a replacement or substitute for consultation with a qualified medical professional or for professional medical advice related to diabetes or another medical condition. Please contact your physician or medical professional with any questions and concerns about your medical condition.

dLife Weekly Poll

Do you have all the doctors you need on your diabetes care team?

  • Watch dLifeTV online now!

    Click here for more info