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What Is Fructose?

Fructose is a natural sugar found in many foods like fruits. Fructose is very sweet and is often made into high fructose corn syrup, used in soft drinks and processed foods.

It has led to our daily fructose intake nowadays mainly comes from non-fruit sources.

Regular consumption of non-fruit fructose, like fruit juices, sweeteners, or sodas, might cause health problems.

Fructose Is The Sweetest Sugar

Fructose is a monosaccharide that is a natural component of our diet. Fructose bonded with glucose, forms sucrose, also called table sugar. (source đź——)

Fructose occurs naturally in fruits and honey. You can find lesser amounts in tuberous vegetables such as onions and potatoes.

Vegetables contain substantially less fructose and glucose than fruits. (source đź——)

Fructose is about twice as sweet as sucrose, which makes it the sweetest naturally occurring sugar. (source đź——)

High-Fructose Corn-Syrup

The major source of fructose as a food ingredient is high-fructose corn syrup. Which should not be consumed in high amounts, because of the health implications it is linked to. (source đź——)

Eat A Whole Fruit

Natural fructose is a component that you find in the whole fruit. When you eat a fruit, the accompanying fiber slows and modulates the fructose release.

In many manufactured beverages and foods, refined fructose, without fiber, is used as the primary sweetener.

Fructose without fibers will not be regulated by insulin. It fast transports into the body's cells. When the fructose is inside the cells, it quickly converts into glucose, which is compromising insulin receptors and will contribute to insulin resistance. (source đź——)

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Sara Niemelä

co-founder Care Omnia, Head Content Creator


I’m a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with my family. Nutrition is my passion. I have spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies. Nutrition is the foundation you build a healthy and fulfilling life upon!