No Fructose Added 

This website is dedicated to gathering information on the negative effects of added fructose

Recent medical research has shown that the sugar fructose, when eaten in excess, is a major contributing factor to many of the health problems facing the world today. In addition, a large proportion of the population of the world eats fructose in excess every day. 

Why “No Fructose Added”??  Is fructose bad for you? No, not in small quantities. For example, in a piece of whole fruit, it’s no problem. And it’s what makes the fruit taste so good! In addition, eating whole fruit is good for you. Fruit contains many nutrients, such as fiber and antioxidants, which help to keep us healthy. Depending on our body size, we can have between 25 and 40 grams of fructose each day. An average piece of fruit contains about 6 grams of fructose. So we can eat just about all the whole fruit we want. 

So what’s the problem with fructose? The problem is that many soft drinks and processed foods have lots of added fructose. And when we eat and drink foods with added fructose, we get far more than our bodies can properly handle. For example, soda pop contains about 20 grams of fructose in just one 12 oz can, and it contains about 33 grams of fructose in the popular 20 ounce size! Just imagine how much fructose there is in a “Big Gulp”!!

Where does the added fructose come from? It comes from sugar, evaporated cane juice, molasses, high fructose corn syrup, agave syrup, and fruit juice concentrate.


“Sugar Love:  A Not So Sweet Story”, Rich Cohen, National Geographic, Vol. 224, No. 2, p. 78 

“Still Believe 'A Calorie Is a Calorie'?”, Robert H. Lustig, MD 

“The Toxic Truth About Sugar”, Robert H. Lustig, MD, et. al 

“Fructose: Sweet, But Dangerous”, Laura Dolson, Low Carb Diets

“Are You Suffering from Fructose Poisoning?”, Roman Hartley, Life Extension, October 2013, p. 70

“What's Wrong with Agave Nectar?”, Andrew Weil, MD

"Agave Nectar: Good or Bad?:, Kristen, Food 

This Sweetener Is Far Worse Than High Fructose Corn Syrup”, Dr. Joseph Mercola, HuffPost Healthy Living

Coconut sugar is about 35% fructose and it contains inulin, which is considered to be a fiber, but which breaks down in the body to produce yet more fructose.
“Coconut Sugar – Healthy Sugar Alternative or a Big, Fat Lie?”, Kris Gunnars,

And what about fruit juice?
"Smoothies and fruit juices are a new risk to health, US scientists warn", Sarah Boseley, The Guardian, Friday, 6 September 2013

It seems that even the food industry has realized that they have gone too far in adding sugar (and salt) to the foods they sell.  Therefore, they have quietly begun to decrease the amount of sugar in their products, as the following article attests:
“Healthier Food, by Stealth”, Melody M. Bomgardner, Chemical & Engineering News, Volume 91, Issue 37 (September 16, 2013), p 11 

Advanced Articles

“The Fructose Epidemic”, Robert H. Lustig, The Bariatrician, June 2009 

“Fructose: Metabolic, Hedonic, and Societal Parallels with Ethanol”, Robert H. Lustig, Journal of the American Dietetic Association, September 2010, p. 1307 

Public Health: The Toxic Truth About Sugar, Robert H. Lustig, Laura Schmidt, and Claire Brindis, Nature, 482, pages 27-29 (02 February 2012) 

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