Gout: Danger of Man-made Fructose
by: Arlene Gentallan
What is Fructose?
Fructose is the naturally sweet sugary content of fruits and vegetables. It's 2 times sweeter and considerably cheaper compared to glucose so it's no wonder how it attained a strong prevalence in today's commercially prepared food products.
Why is Fructose Bad for Gout?
Fructose is the only known carbohydrate that can increase your uric acid level. This will lead to the deposition and crystallization of uric acids in joint spaces leading to an acute gout flare-up.
HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUPA popular widely used artificial form of fructose you should be wary of is high fructose corn syrup. Always check the ingredient of the foods and beverages before you decide to buy or consume them.
High fructose corn syrup is the widespread sweetener of soft drinks / pop / soda, fruit juices, processed foods, condiments and desserts.
What are the commercially prepared foods high in fructose?
Here are some of the common commercially available foods that can contain high amounts of fructose:
Soft drink / Soda / Pop
Wines such as Port, Sherry, and Muscatel