Does the Sugar Content in the Fruit can Cause Fat?
High fructose corn syrup is an artificial sweetener made from corn syrup. This name you may often see on the ingredients listed on the food or soft drink packaging.
But recent studies have shown that high fructose corn syrup has a negative effect on one’s health and causes weight gain. But what about fructose in fruits that are considered as healthy snacks?
According to the Times of India, sugar is categorized into three types, namely sucrose, glucose and fructose. Fructose is a natural sugar commonly found in fruits and vegetables with high fiber content. This high fiber content makes the process of secretion of fructose becomes longer and the process of metabolism depends on the liver by means of enzyme fruktokinase.
A study conducted by the department of endocrinology and diabetes at the University of Minnesota, USA, says that fructose that occurs naturally in fruits and vegetables is a simple component of energy intake and not to worry about.
Other studies have also shown that fructose from fruit does not produce the same insulin spikes produced by glucose or sucrose. So natural sugars on fresh, high water and high fiber fruits will not lead to extreme weight gain.