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    The argument that fructose is better than glucose may be yet another mare's nest for those who have issues with sugars, which is clearly a growing part of the population. Dr. Briffa's article is worth reading.

    Fructose found to be more harmful than glucose | Dr Briffa's Blog - A Good Look at Good Health
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    Thanks for the reference.
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    It is a good article, but I think it needs to be made clear that the frustose he is speaking of is processed, as in HFCS. Some might get the idea that the fructocse in fruit is just as bad as HFCS. Overeating fruit can be a bad thing; I agree with the idea of eating in season and sticking more with the less sweet variety is a better approach and avoiding ALL HFCS! completly!
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    Watch the video "Sugar: The Bitter Truth"... It shows that fructose is actually worse than glucose. I'd still avoid all refined sugars, but sucrose and HFCS are the true evil ones. Artificial sweeteners and "low calorie" sweeteners... I don't even consider them food, but edible poison.

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    Edit: wrong thread!

    Yes, exactly. I think most diabetics should know this by now, its not that new, and it's not just HFCS (which is not a magically different chemical, it's just concentrated fructose) it is FRUIT.
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    I didn't realize anyone believes fructose is "better" than glucose. Sugar is sugar no matter where it comes from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunt3R View Post
    I didn't realize anyone believes fructose is "better" than glucose. Sugar is sugar no matter where it comes from.
    Your 2nd statement almost makes the first statement null. IMO, glucose is much better than fructose because my body can utilize it right away for any energy demands that I might have. Fructose has to be converted before it can be used. In that way, glucose is "better" than fructose. Sugar is sugar can be misleading for those that don't have the knowledge yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IcarianVX View Post
    Your 2nd statement almost makes the first statement null. IMO, glucose is much better than fructose because my body can utilize it right away for any energy demands that I might have. Fructose has to be converted before it can be used. In that way, glucose is "better" than fructose. Sugar is sugar can be misleading for those that don't have the knowledge yet.
    I definitely agree with you, our bodies have a very good system for utilizing and disposing of glucose in relatively small amounts, but the OP said it the other way around. And moreso, I'd rather get my glucose from starches or gluconeogenesis of protein, sugar is sugar. No matter where it comes from, it's going to have some concentration of fructose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunt3R View Post
    I didn't realize anyone believes fructose is "better" than glucose. Sugar is sugar no matter where it comes from.
    Lots of health food groups promote fructose as good since it is fruit sugar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlesigh View Post
    It is a good article, but I think it needs to be made clear that the frustose he is speaking of is processed, as in HFCS. Some might get the idea that the fructocse in fruit is just as bad as HFCS. Overeating fruit can be a bad thing; I agree with the idea of eating in season and sticking more with the less sweet variety is a better approach and avoiding ALL HFCS! completly!
    Biochemically, it's all the same.

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