The two main sources of sugar are high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and table sugar. It is not a secret that we are eating more sugar than at any other time in history. The total consumption of fructose goes directly to your liver to metabolize. It can overburden your liver, just like alcohol and become as seriously toxic. Fructose is essentially and exactly like alcohol concerning the metabolic destruction, it causes.
When you consume fructose, it completely ingests in the liver, which becomes exceptionally hepatotoxic in overloading your liver. The metabolism of fructose causes similar effects as ethanol, belly fat, and insulin resistance. It may be more damaging to your health than alcohol. Over 70 documented injurious results have been documented to fructose.
Dr. Mercola states, that sugar/fructose, a common ingredient is as addictive as Cocaine. It acts like a narcotic creating a “buzz.” It has both dopaminergic and opioid properties. Sadly, people devour large amounts, even while it reduces both the quality and length of their lives. It is important to monitor carefully your intake of fructose, just like your intake of alcohol.
He tells about a study using two animals. One animal was fed fructose and the other one was fed the exact same number of calories but was given dextrose or glucose. Only the fructose-fed animal developed obesity, insulin resistance, fatty liver, and high triglycerides, signs of inflammation, vascular disease, and high blood pressure.
With an epidemic of obesity going on in this country – two out of three people are overweight, and one out of three is obese. Another important piece of information is for people who want to make a better effort at controlling their weight. It has become clear that fructose is the single most important factor in this epidemic. It is one of the leading causes behind the massive rise in needless suffering from poor health and premature death, according to Dr. Mercola.
Whole fruits contain fructose with certain vitamins and other antioxidants reduce the unsafe effects of fructose. Juices, on the other hand, are nearly as detrimental as soda, because a glass of juice is loaded with fructose, and many of the antioxidants are lost. Learning that consuming high levels of fructose will entirely destroy your biochemistry and physiology is serious and meaningful.
Lastly, important information to recognize is that fructose consumption clearly causes insulin resistance, whereas straight glucose does not. Insulin resistance can eventually lead to full-blown diabetes. Interestingly, glucose actually accelerates fructose absorption when you “mix” glucose and fructose.
Remember that glucose can be used directly by every cell in your body and as such is far safer than the metabolic poison fructose. Another option is to use the herb “stevia”.