Fructose is a type of sugar first discovered in 1847, and is most often found in fruit.
It’s one of three sugars (along with glucose and galactose) that are absorbed straight into the blood stream during digestion.
Fruits that are low in fructose include strawberries, blueberries, apples, and oranges.
Fruits that are high in fructose include mangos, pineapples, bananas, and watermelon.
Consuming too much fructose can lead to poor insulin sensitivity and weight gain.
Moderate consumption of fructose is okay, but to maintain a healthy weight, avoid consuming too much on a daily basis.
Examples of fructose in a sentence:
“I came across a study the other day that said too much fructose can contribute to fatty liver disease.”
“I’ll pass on the mango – I think I’ve had enough fructose for the day.”
“What’s the difference between fructose and high-fructose corn syrup?”