Reduce Your Fructose Intake to Lose Weight

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In America today, we are eating huge doses of sugar, especially high fructose corn syrup. In recent history, we’ve gone from 20 teaspoons of sugar per person per year (in the form of fruit) to about 150 pounds of sugar per person per year. That’s a half pound a day for every man, woman, and child in America.

Sugar at that dose is a toxin. And high fructose corn syrup is the worst toxin.

High fructose corn syrup is the real driver behind our current epidemic of obesity, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver, heart disease, cancer, and dementia. It contains mercury and other contaminants and is a marker of poor quality, processed food.

Watch this week’s House Call with me, Dr. Hyman to learn more about this poison in our food supply, where it hides, and how you can purge it from your kitchen and your life for good.

Why You Should Never Eat High Fructose Corn Syrup


Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, calls fructose a poison. He explores through biochemistry and case studies about the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin.

Sugar: The Bitter Truth


Some research has suggested that fructose may stimulate a hormonal response in the body that promotes weight gain, while other studies have hypothesized that fructose, vs. other forms of sugar, may trick you into thinking you are hungrier than you should be.

The expert view is that fructose may only be one ingredient causing people to gain weight, but other factors should be looked at, and overall calorie intake is likely high in obese people. Limit your consumption of fructose sweetened beverages and snack foods just as you would any simple carb. Get your carbs from whole grains and veggies instead. They suggest reading labels carefully and when you need a sweet, try to choose fruit over artificial candy and beverages.

The fact of the matter here is that added sugars, in any form, can be a significant factor in obesity.

25 thoughts on “Reduce Your Fructose Intake to Lose Weight

  1. Andres Tomas

    What about saturated fat from nuts and stuff like that am not trying to be funny or anything like that ..doesn't that contribute to heart disease also am new to this vegan stuff

  2. Bobbie Dixon

    Good intension, but I think you are drawing erroneous conclusions based on the facts you are citing. The body naturally produces 3000mg of cholesterol per day, which is like 300 pieces of bacon, which is needed to build the membranes in all 32 trillion cells in our body. I'm not a meat eating advocate, but people on a high fat/low starch diet have low cholesterol levels. Cholesterol is nothing more that a lipoprotein, a fat molecule carrier that transports fat from the liver into the cells, and visa versa. While high LDL levels are associated with arteriosclerosis, it is not the cause. It is simply an innocent bystander caught at the scene of the crime. Cholesterol levels are increased by steroid use, stress-related cortisol production, hydrogenated oil consumption and eating starchy/sugary foods. Sugar is highly inflammatory and insights tissue damage, which triggers cholesterol to begin laying down plaque as part of the tissue repair process. Statin drugs inhibit this natural response and by starving the body of essential oils, which in turn lowers plaque formation but ages the tissues and triggers Alzheimer's (brain harbors 80% of cholesterol in the body). True, vegans don't die of heart disease, but they don't age well either. They look weathered like a marathon runner and live significantly shorter lives than the true centurions of Okinawans of Japan, the oldest population in the world, with meats and oils accounting for about 3% of their daily diet. Vegetarians are also at risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease when they rely on starchy foods and vegetable/hydrogenated oils. I don't know how many times I've seen my paunchy vegetarian friends feel starved and load up on the Doritos.

  3. soooKAWAIIfan

    I'm in 4th grade and my ex-boyfriend told me that he has a heart disease,we were dating for about 3 months and he just now told me cause he was afraid that I would break up with him cause he had it,😫😫😫

  4. Nicolas Olivera

    How about sugar lowering your HDL and increasing your LDL levels, like with diabetics. Is there no proof that sugar might have something to do with heart disease?

  5. Jonathan Mckeon

    Please…..The title of this video is "heart disease and heart attack", not "parts of the heart"…..You have to go straight to the point.

  6. GameFactzTV

    Here's something I read on the news : Tea loosens the arteries with helps fight for the prevention of atherosclerosis. This isn't like a 100% cure, but I though it was cool.

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