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March 19, 2010

Update on fructose – Dr. Lustig on Nightline

From post by Michelle Burton – “Dr. Robert Lustig on ABC’s Nightline”

Check out Dr. Robert Lustig on ABC’s Nightline discussing sugar and the damage it is taking on American’s Health.  (See post for link to video.)

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Fructose overdose

Went grocery shopping after work today.  After listening to Dr. Lustig’s presentation on fructose (video itself) (see my post, “The toxic effects of … sugar“), I decided to pay a lot more attention to the labels on packages (that is to say, the area labeled as “Nutrition Facts”).

High fructose corn syrup here, high fructose corn syrup there.  Sugar here, sugar there.  What’s this?!  Ooh, I have to buy this!

I had been looking reading the labels on yogurt containers.  Some said “high fructose corn syrup,” some “sugar,” a couple even “fructose.”  Then I found the pièce de résistance!  99% fat free yogurt (with fruit on bottom).  Ingredients: Cultured Grade A low fat milk, fructose syrup, strawberries, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, blueberries, fructose….  23 g of sugars!

I won’t name the brand, but I think no matter which brand you look at you’ll find something similar.

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