There is a lot of controversy regarding fructose and fruit consumption. Do we cut back our fruits? Do we limit it for our children? Isn’t it healthy? Shouldn’t we eat up to 5 pieces a day?
Fructose (fruit sugar) is found in fruit and vegetables and added to foods as added sugar, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), honey, and agave. Table sugar contains 50% glucose and 50% fructose, honey 38% fructose, agave 90% fructose. Fructose is metabolised 100% by the liver, compared to glucose where only 20% is metabolised by the liver.
Eat less, exercise more. It’s a simple equation and when it comes to weight loss, it does work. But life is complex and so are we. Sometimes we need a bit more than a pithy quote to get us motivated, or a simple equation to get healthy.
A low glycemic index diet strategy for weight loss is an option that you may not be fully aware of, and it just might get those scales tipping in the right direction. You’ve probably heard of low GI (glycemic index) foods, but perhaps don’t know exactly what they are or why they are good for you.