Sugar may be sweet, but this tasty ingredient may be killing you one snack or beverage at a time. Fructose, a type of sugar, is one of the major causes of the increasing rates of obesity and chronic diseases all over the world. Yet, in the form of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), it is still used on dozens of food products – foods that you may be consuming on a daily basis.
Fructose is found in almost all processed foods, such as pretzels, bologna, cheese spread, baked goods, and even condiments like Worcestershire sauce. Further, HFCS can be found in so-called “health foods,” “low-calorie foods,” and even infant formula.
When consumed excessively, fructose can cause health problems such as insulin resistance, obesity, elevated blood pressure, elevated triglycerides and LDL cholesterol, nutrient deficiencies, cardiovascular problems, and even cancer.
Eliminating fructose is a must if you want to optimize your health. Know what food products to avoid! Check out this infographic on fructose and learn how much of this sugar is found in the foods you’re probably keen on eating right now.
Fructose may seem like a harmless sweetener, but it is actually a source of unwanted calories and health problems. Discover what foods contain high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) by reading this infographic.