Remember that saying, “An apple a day keeps the Doctor away.” As this may come as a shock to you… but an Apple a day might be costing you more visits to the doctor! <gasp!>
Are you saying fruits are bad for me? Cardiologist Dr. Kota J. Reddy says, “You don’t have to eat fruits to be healthy. Fruits have become an icon of health for the past 100 years, mainly because of their fiber content and antioxidant properties. But what people don’t realize is that they are also loaded with sugars, especially fructose. The danger of eating a lot of fructose outweighs the benefits of fibers and antioxidants combined.”
Fructose can have some toxic effects on our health, especially on cardiovascular and digestive systems, as well as on our metabolism.??Fructose, especially its excessive consumption, may increase:
- the risk of abnormal blood clotting ailments and hypertension (high blood pressure)
- the risk of type 2 diabetes
- total blood cholesterol levels (it serves in part as the raw material for the synthesis of cholesterol within the body)
- LDL-???bad??? cholesterol levels, and
- blood triglyceride levels, especially in diabetics (fructose has a greater propensity to increase serum triglycerides than glucose).