Of all the foods that can inflict damage on your body, sugar - especially fructose - is one of the most dangerous. Soda is just one among the many food and beverage sources of fructose, the largest calorie source of Americans today. The sad fact is that the average American drinks more than 60 gallons of soft drinks each year.
Often in the form of high-fructose corn syrup, fructose is a potent pro-inflammatory agent that speeds up aging, leads to insulin resistance and obesity, and sets the stage for chronic disease, such as high cholesterol and triglyceride levels, high blood pressure, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, liver disease, cancer, arthritis, and gout.
It is recommended to keep your fructose consumption to less than 25 grams per day. If you have a condition related to insulin resistance, keep it below 15 grams. Through this infographic titled "Fructose Overload," discover common fructose foods and drinks you should avoid like the plague, along with stealth sources of this sweetener.
You probably don't know this, but fructose is hidden in many of the foods you eat every day....