Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Gout: High-fructose Corn Syrup Danger

Gout: High-fructose Corn Syrup & The Hidden Danger

Gout: High-fructose Corn Syrup & The Hidden Danger



by: Arlene Gentallan


GOUT ALERT:
FRUCTOSE IS THE ONLY KNOWN SIMPLE SUGAR THAT CAN INCREASE YOUR URIC ACID LEVEL

Fructose, both natural and artificial, can flare up your gout. Eating or drinking fructose will increase your uric acid. So it will be wise to limit fructose from your diet. Among the list of fructose, high-fructose corn syrup stands out.

HIGH-FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP

High-fructose corn syrup is the widely used artificial food sweetener in today's modern diet. It's popularity rooted in two things: number one, it cost cheaper, second, it's sweeter.
So, commercially speaking, that makes it a convenient and cost effective way to add more sugar to our diet, earning it as an all-around companion of our favorite foods and drinks.
High-fructose corn syrup's staggering omnipresent is owed to it's relatively versatile use as a artificial sweetener in almost every conceivable commercial food items like breads, cakes, cookies, chocolates, soft drinks, fruit juices, beers, etc...

A COMPARISON: Fructose vs High-fructose corn syrup

The 55% concentration of high-fructose corn syrup contains 42.4 grams fructose for every 100 grams. Compare that against the fresh fruit apple, which is considered a high-fructose containing fruit by the way. Apple contains about 7.6 grams fructose every 100 gram.
You see the big difference. While an apple contains 7.6 grams fructose, high-fructose corn syrup contains an insane amount of 42.4 grams.
*Note: High fructose foods contains 1-2 grams fructose. High fructose foods contains more than 2 grams fructose. That's for every 100 gram of the specific food sample.
*Also, high-fructose corn syrup is available in 90% concentration which contains the crazy amount of 72 grams fructose per 100 grams.

FOODS TO AVOID
With high-fructose corn syrup's ever presence, this gives us a longer list of restricted food for your gout diet. Keep an eye. Watch out for:
Breads
Pastries

Cakes
Cookies

Crackers
Cereals

Chocolate
Caramel

Fruit Juices
Soda / Pop

Beer
Wines

Mustard
Ketchup

Molasses
Maple sugar

Canned preserved foods

Jams
Jellies

Candies

TIPS TO FIGHT FRUCTOSE
TIP # 1: Always check the ingredient of every food items before you purchase them. If high fructose corn syrup is one of the ingredients then you know you just got to avoid it. Better safe than sorry.
TIP # 2: Better make your own version of your favorites -- whether it be your all-time favorites or staple pantry companion. You'll have control over the ingredients added to it so you'll know for sure that it won't trigger an acute gout flare up. Cook your own dinner. Bake your own bread. Make your own chocolate.

other REASONs: WHY IS HIGH-FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP BAD?
Hold it, high-fructose corn syrup isn't just the carbohydrate that increases your uric acid. It has a list of bad effects you should know.

Liver Danger
Did you know that the only organ that can metabolize fructose is liver. So when you take in fructose, you give your liver an increased workload, which pretty much involves transforming fructose to fats.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the burden you will give to your liver if you consume enough fructose that will be converted to fats that'll deposit in your own liver. Just a heads up, these fat deposits are just like those found in people who consume too much alcohol. Wow, so fructose's bad effect in your liver is like drinking alcohol.

Obesity: Fats, fats, and fats and you'll get fat...
If you compare it our energy source glucose, fructose is more likely to be converted by the liver to fats. Especially if taken in excess.

Increase in triglycerides and LDL
The fats produced out of fructose isn't the healthy type. These are the triglycerides and low-density lipoproteins we're talking about This poses a serious problem that can lead to clogging of blood vessels and consequently, heart attack.

High blood pressure and Heart attack
Fats clogging off arteries can lead to elevated blood pressure and heart attack.

Diabetes
Fructose is a simple sugar. It can create insulin resistance in the body, thus a risk to develop diabetes.

Tooth Decay
Fructose isn't just damaging to your liver and cardiovascular system, it's also a culprit for tooth decay. The sweet treat for your mouth bacterias.

Fructose Intolerance
There are people have problem breaking down fructose so it's consumption can bring about indigestion, bloating and diarrhea.





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