Hello, this video has been going around my area with a lot of discussion. It's all about the noxious effects of fructose. Watch it if you have the time, it is long.
Thought I'd pass it on.
I wasn't expecting to watch the whole thing, but it was just too good to stop.
is there a 1 minute version of that video?
And since then I have read that the *carbonation* has bad effects, let alone all the other garbage in it.
I just barely remember the taste of the original Gatorade he mentions.
I do recall that the salt was noticeable, and a lot of people did not like it.
I'm going to watch that again.
excellent information, thx for posting!
I liked it. I often get frustrated when I go shopping with how difficult it is to find good food at the regular grocery store. The part where he was talking about the bread is totally true. I gave up on buying jelly a long time ago, and haven't bought peanut butter in a year. It's sad, pb&j is one of my all time favorite foods.
The body can't process sugar, is it worse than cigarette smoking?. Probably. Stick to honey.
Are there any animal studies confirming the link between fructose consumption and liver disease? The link between alcoholism and cirrhosis is very clear. If consumption of fructose were really just as bad I'd expect to see an overwhelming epidemic of liver failures given how many people consume fructose to as great an extent as a typical alcoholic consumes ethanol.
Fruit must be real bad for you. Lots of fructose.
You'd have some trouble eating that much fructose through fruit(which also comes with fibre)
Thank you for the post! One of the best video I have ever seen!!
20oz of coke = 65g sugar = 4.6 bananas.
excellent video and easy to watch, a shorter version would be useful for passing it around though.
That's the part where I'm skeptical. His graph just before that part of the video (1:05:46) is also not very convincing - he draws some nice straight lines through the scatterplot of actual data points that look almost random. I'll trust that it is a least-squares fit, but the confidence I'd have in it is very low (the correlation coeff. is 0.2).
One clear difference between us and the chimps is that they aren't sitting quietly on a couch while munching on all that fructose-rich fruit. They need to get lots of exercise swinging through the trees to get the fruit. What's not clear in Lustig's presentation is whether consumption of fructose (whether in the form of sucrose, HFCS, or other sugars) is harmful in individuals who are exercising at a level where they are using all the calories they consume.
I can't really comment on his data... sorryThat's the part where I'm skeptical. His graph just before that part of the video (1:05:46) is also not very convincing - he draws some nice straight lines through the scatterplot of actual data points that look almost random. I'll trust that it is a least-squares fit, but the confidence I'd have in it is very low (the correlation coeff. is 0.2).
"any substance that impairs health or destroys life when ingested, inhaled, or absorbed by the body in relatively small amounts. ..." without any mention of exclusive liver metabolism as a requirement. Maybe that's why I haven't noticed any skull & cross bone labels on orange juice containers despite the high fructose content.
All in moderation.
God doesn't want us eating 12 bananas a day, unless your a god damn idiot or drinking a 2l bottle of coke. I can safely say anything in moderation won't kill you.
Also, lets not compare fruit to processed sugar, there worlds apart in terms of curing proven symptons, illnesses & ailments. Fruit got rid of my skin conditions, sugar gave me bad acne. Pineapple totally cured my illnesses related to poor a digestive system. Go figure. Anyone choosing processed sugar over fruit ain't gonna cycle fast for long.
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If you think it's safe to drink 1L of OJ a day and that you won't develop metabolic syndrome, that is cool. Otherwise i'm calling your bluff.
And I'm skeptical of the evidence he provides since most of what I saw in the video just confirmed that drinking lots of sweet soda isn't good for people - not a surprise given how obesity is associated with so many medical problems in our society. But there's a big jump required to get from there to Lustig's conclusion that it's specifically the fructose that's at fault as opposed to the high caloric intake coupled with a lack of corresponding physical activity. A study comparing groups with the same calorie diet and same physical activity but with one consuming lots of glucose while the other consumed that amount of fructose would seem to be an obvious way to test his hypothesis - which is why I initially asked if there were any animal studies like that. The closest he came to that was the short (6 day) study of med students. Interesting, but insufficient to show long-term health, or even obesity, effects.
thanks for the video, it was very informative.
I normally eat a bit of fruits every day (more than 100 grams of sugar, mostly from fruits).
I guess that would be 50 grams of fructose, which is equivalent to 1 can of coke/pepsi.
Ofcourse, you also get fiber, micro-nutrients etc... with the fruits.
This video contradicts with some of the diets that i've seen which advocate eating as much fruits as you can.