What is Fructose?
And Fatty Liver Causes

What is Fructose?  Fructose is a simple sugar found abundantly in fruit and in all sweeteners. 

Shockingly, too much fructose can be more of a problem than too much glucose.  And the fatty acid synthesis created by high amounts of fructose in the diet has been linked to a fatty liver and insulin resistance.

You may need to follow a healthy fructose diet which focuses on lowering the amount of fructose in your diet.

Because a fatty liver causes many other health problems which is primarily related to the way this sugar will need to be metabolized.

You see glucose is a simple sugar that your body uses for energy or fuel.  And every cell in your body can metabolize glucose, but fructose can only be metabolized by your liver.

And for starters, avoiding sweeteners like high fructose corn syrup, agave nectar, and even healthy ones like honey will all contribute to a healthy fructose diet.

What is Fructose Main Sources?

  • Fruits & Some Vegetables
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Fructose Sugar
  • Invert Sugar
  • Agave Syrup
  • Honey
  • Fruit Juice Concentrate
  • Maple Syrup

What is Fructose Fatty Acid Synthesis?

After fructose is absorbed through your small intestine, it goes directly to your liver to be processed into glucose.

But only if your body needs to increase its blood sugar level at the moment.  Otherwise, your liver will change fructose into glycogen instead of glucose.

Glycogen is your body's extra energy supply. 

It's important to know that your liver can only store so much glycogen at one time, so your liver will be forced to convert the extra fructose into triglycerides or fatty acids.

Fructose goes through fatty acid synthesis much faster because no other cells or organs in your body can metabolize fructose.

This means that when you over consume foods high in fructose, more fatty acids will be produced.

You see humans have a limited ability to metabolize fructose.  Our muscles do not have the enzymes needed to convert fructose into a usable energy such as glucose or glycogen.

So fructose will place a huge burden on your liver!

Eating too much of any kind of sugar can cause problems, but fructose can induce numerous abnormalities that include fatty liver causes which mean that your liver will not function very well.


What is Fructose Related Problems?

  • The more fructose you have in your diet, the higher your Triglyceride levels, LDL Cholesterol levels, and risk of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Fructose is perhaps 10 times worse than glucose in the production of AGEs or Advanced Glycation End Products in your body
  • The first thing that eating fructose does is cause an increase in uric acid which can cause Acidosis
  • Fructose is also involved with causing hypertension or High Blood Pressure
  • High fructose diets also lead us to secrete more insulin, which in turn leads to more Insulin Resistance which increases your risk of contracting Diabetes

Healthy Fructose Diet Tips

What is Fructose #1 tip? - Stop consuming soft drinks like soda and commercially prepared foods which are loaded these days with high amounts of high fructose corn syrup.

And this corn syrup is most likely made from GMO corn as well. 

Agave Syrup or Nectar is proving to be just as bad as high fructose corn syrup for fatty liver causes because Agave nectar can actually have more fructose than high fructose corn syrup!

Since fruits are a primary source that contain a good amount of fructose - just switching to a lower fructose fruit will help you to avoid consuming too much fructose in your diet.


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