Flashback Friday: If Fructose Is Bad, What About Fruit?

Flashback Friday: If Fructose Is Bad, What About Fruit?

Does the fructose naturally found in fruit and fruit juice have the same adverse effects as excess “industrial fructose” (table sugar and high fructose corn syrup) and if not, why not?

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Alcohol without the buzz? That was in reference to my video How Much Added Sugar Is Too Much?—make sure to check it out for background (

Surprised about the juice results? Me too! More on juice:
• Best Fruit Juice (
• The Fruit Whose Juice Is Healthier (
• Juicing Removes More Than Just Fiber (

A few videos I have on industrial sugars:
• Are Sugary Foods Addictive? (
• Does Diet Soda Increase Stroke Risk as Much as Regular Soda? (
• Sugar Industry Attempts to Manipulate the Science (
• How to Stop Tooth Decay (

How else can we blunt the glycemic spike?
• Beans and the Second Meal Effect (
• The Best Way to Cook Sweet Potatoes (
• Diabetics Should Take Their Pulses (
• Preventing Prediabetes By Eating More (

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-Michael Greger, MD FACLM

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