When it comes to dietary restrictions, it’s often quite confusing about the things we can eat, and the things we should avoid. Well, it’s simple really. Including a whole lot of fresh, leafy vegetables and a variety of fruits is the best way to make sure you’re getting your nutrients. Avoid processed foods that contain high levels of sodium and sugar (in the form of chips, sodas, and hi-fructose corn syrup).
Now, in case you were wondering exactly what we were getting at, it’s the fact that a new study suggests fructose causes significant weight gain, lethargy and body fat deposition. Over the last 40 years, fructose has been on the increase in American diets because of soft drinks and processed baked goods, accounting for 10 percent of a person’s total caloric intake.
According to the study published in Scientific Reports, the link between an increase in sugar intake, particularly fructose, and the rising obesity epidemic has been debated for many years with no clear conclusions, until now!
The study, which involved an analysis of mice models revealed that the fructose-fed subjects displayed significantly increased body weight, liver mass, and fat mass in comparison to the glucose-fed mice.
For what it’s worth, we think including natural fructose, over processed fructose will prove better for your body and fitness goals.