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At my local coop, I buy bulk goods like flour, grains, sweeteners.

What Id like to know is: is pure fructose (which is very sweet, sweeter than raw sugar) better for the body?

Ive tried stevia and other sweeteners (sig. other wont go for it), and so far both he and I like the pure fructose the best. Does anyone know how good it is compared to other sweeteners?
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nooooooo!  :) fructose is in noooo way better than sugar.  In fact, it's pretty much poison.  Do nooot get fuctose, and try to avoid fructose in all your foods.  One major thing fructose does is disable your "I'm full" hormone and and leaves on your "I'm hungry" hormone. 

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/ar chive/2010/01/02/HighFructose-Corn-Syrup-Alte rs-Human-Metabolism.aspx

This link takes you to a video that's rather shocking about fructose. 

 

Avoid, avoid, avoid.

:)

Original Post by mmkvickers:

nooooooo!  :) fructose is in noooo way better than sugar.  In fact, it's pretty much poison.  Do nooot get fuctose, and try to avoid fructose in all your foods.  One major thing fructose does is disable your "I'm full" hormone and and leaves on your "I'm hungry" hormone. 

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/ar chive/2010/01/02/HighFructose-Corn-Syrup-Alte rs-Human-Metabolism.aspx

This link takes you to a video that's rather shocking about fructose. 


Avoid, avoid, avoid.

:)

From wikipedia:

"Crystalline fructose and high-fructose corn syrup are often confused as the same product. Crystalline fructose, which is often produced from a fructose-enriched corn syrup, is indeed the monosaccharide. High-fructose corn syrup, however, refers to a family of mixtures of varying amounts of fructose and glucose."

They are two different substances.


Edit: The FDA still doesn't recognize Crystalline Fructose as a generally safe substance, so it needs more testing.

It's metabolised differently by the body and really plays havoc on certain hormones if consumed in large quantities......but if it's just occationally to sweeten something in small quantities your fine.  No refined sugars are good if consumed to excess....basically it's about dosage for any added sugar. personally I wouldn't replace sugar with fructose, if that was on option, which it isn't....i don't do added sugar.

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