Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Gout: Danger of Man-made Fructose

Gout: Danger of Man-made Fructose

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.

Beware: Man-made Fructose is Widespread

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 SYRUP

A 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.

To give you a clearer picture in mind, below is the fructose contents for every 100 gram high-fructose corn syrup:
High fructose corn syrup (90%) contains 72 grams fructose
High fructose corn syrup (55%) contains 42.4 grams fructose
High fructose corn syrup (42%) contains 29.8 grams fructose
A food is considered very high in fructose if it contains 2 or more grams of fructose. As you can see, high fructose corn syrup is way over the top.


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:
Breads
Crackers

Chocolate
Pastries

Soups
Cereals

Canned goods
Barbeque sauce

Jams
Fruit jellies

Honey
Ketchup

Caramel
Mustard
Molasses
Maple sugar

Soft drink / Soda / Pop
Fruit drinks
Wines such as Port, Sherry, and Muscatel





GOUTY ARTHRITIS
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