Sugar has been demonized by many health experts of late. In the latest, researchers found that eating too much sugar can cause slower synaptic responses in the brain, or make you “dumb.” More and more sugar consumers are turning to natural fructose alternatives in hopes that it’ll be healthier than processed sugar.
However, in a study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, sugar found naturally in fruit has also been found to hide a range of deadly secrets. In the study, researchers found people who consume lots of fructose by drinking fruit juice have an increased risk of rectal cancer.
In another study, researchers found that even freshly-squeezed juice contains up to 5 teaspoons of fructose per glass, which may lead to weight gain or even diabetes. Researchers warned that even if the fruit juice is natural, most of the fibre has been squeezed out of it, which inevitably makes the fructose easier to be absorbed into the bloodstream.
Obviously, there have been many “frightening” studies, but lest us remember as sugar consumers, that regardless the type of fructose we consume, too much of a good thing is also not a good idea. It would be wise to take things with a side of caution.