Category Archives: Fructose

Changes to the Nutritional Content of Apples

Apples are an excellent source of nutrients including water, amino acids, sugars, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. However, within the fruit the nutrients are not homogenous, and therefore certain parts of the apple may be more or less nutritious than other … Continue reading

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The Carbohydrate Content of Parsnips During Storage

Parsnips are a traditional food in many countries and have the advantage over other vegetables in that they do not readily decay post harvest. Storage of parsnips at low temperatures allows a source of food throughout the winter, and for … Continue reading

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Is White Bread as Unhealthy as Sugar?

Sugar has been evidenced to have a number of detrimental effects on health. In particular, consuming sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity, and this can lead to weight gain and type 2 diabetes. The reason that sugar is … Continue reading

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The Health Benefits of Apples

Fruit and vegetables have been shown to have potential health benefits. In particular, fruit and vegetables may cause weight loss and protect from cardiovascular disease and cancer. Apples are a healthy high quality foods that are relatively low in energy … Continue reading

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Fructose Malabsorption and Depression

Fructose malabsorption is thought to be a major cause of irritable bowel syndrome. In fructose malabsorbers, the fructose passes through the small intestine, where it would normally be fermented, and into the colon. Here bacteria ferment the fructose, producing short … Continue reading

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Can A High Fructose Diet Cause Mood Disorders?

Fructose consumption has been shown to cause metabolic dysregulation in animal and humans. This metabolic dysregulation relates to the way that fructose is able to cause insulin resistance, a condition that results in a diminished effect for insulin in the … Continue reading

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Sugar Sugar Everywhere!!

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More On Fruit Juice and Fibre

Fruit juice is increasingly being evidenced to be as detrimental to the health as soft drinks. The reason for this relates to the fact that both are concentrated sources of sugar. Sugar is detrimental to the health because it contains … Continue reading

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Meal Frequency and Appetite

Many people attempt to lose weight using the traditional paradigm of energy restriction and exercise. The main problem with this method of weight loss is that it is too difficult to control the appetite to the required level in order … Continue reading

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More Evidence That A Sugar Tax May Work

Evidence suggests that consumption of sugar sweetened soft drinks is a primary cause of weight gain and obesity. Reducing their consumption should therefore be a priority for those interested in their health. Those genuinely interested in losing weight and remaining … Continue reading

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