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.