...well, here's one more to sneak up on your weight and affect your health...
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/artic … -zone.aspx
The problem with fructose in agave syrup is not only weight gain, but also bloating and diarrhea, when excess of the syrup is taken, since a health person can absorb only about 25-40 grams of fructose by serving, and those (many) with fructose malabsorption can absorb less than 25 g of fructose. Honey, prunes and dried fruits in general, apples and pears are other foods high in fructose.
http://www.healthhype.com/foods-high-in … maps.html.
Interesting article, thanks. I have had a few friends and family members recommend agave nectar, but I haven't had the desire to try it. I prefer locally made honey, and use about 1-2 tsp a day in coffee or in plain greek yogurt.
I don't think I agree with the author's suggestion that agave is worse than HFCS, at least it isn't chemically engineered.
All I know for certain is that high fructose corn syrup is AWFUL. I easily dropped 5 lbs after eliminating just that from my diet in a month (same number of calories were being consumed, too!!). It is in soooo many things! After eliminating HFCS, all my food cravings for junk food stopped, too. Learning about HFCS is probably the best thing that has ever happened to me, my quality of life is a lot better now!
by Kelly Kline Burnett6 years ago
Can anyone explain or guide me how high fructose corn is more of a filler than just corn syrup? Also, health differences?A friends makes BBQ without "high fructose corn syrup" and I want to fully...
by Aya Katz7 years ago
High fructose corn syrup doesn't taste nearly as good as sugar, and the consensus among nutritionists is that it is also much worse for us. Considering these facts, why are virtually all soft drinks (except the diet...
by LondonGirl5 years ago
I mentioned this to an American friend recently, and she'd never heard of it!Is it a common thing in the USA or not?
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.