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posts.mercola.com – Dr. Richard Johnson, writer of The Sugar Repair, talks about obesity and cardiovascular disease, uric acid, and sugar metabolic process. (Part one of three)
@JackNeedles Please. Ad hominems and verbal bullying is immature, just stop, it is ill mannered and unpersuasive. I’m not the one making claims that honey has substances that scientists haven’t discovered. If scientists haven’t discovered it, what the hell makes you think that is there? That isn’t to say it isn’t impossible there aren’t substances out there yet to be classified or discovered, but if you are going to claim their are undiscovered nutrients in honey, prove it.
Look, I don’t believe in your alien conspiracy stuff, so leave that out of the topic at hand. Yes, other things. Are you saying that there are other nutrients that scientists have not yet dicovered in certain foods? To make such a bold claim would be stupid, since we are making new discoveries all the time. Your ignorance is speaking for itself now.
That’s right. You better correct yourself. You obviously don’t know what you’re talking about.
Yes, I know what free fructose is. What is your point I said that Vitamins, like Vitamin C, has been shown to lower uric acid levels, thus preventing some of the damaging effects of refined fructose. You are wrong if you are saying vitamins and minerals have no affect on uric acid levels. “Chronic fructose metabolism”. You need to watch it there. I never said too much fructose wasn’t going to damage your liver in the first place. Learning how to read would be a good start for you.
@jtsupersized Sucrose* Not Sucralose in my previous post. Sucralose is an artificial, non-caloric sweetener.
@JackNeedles What? Free fructose is lab fructose, its a crystal. Fructose in food is bound in sucralose and HFCS. Antioxidants correlated to free radicals(oxygen), not fructose. Vitamins don’t prevent chronic fructose metabolism from damaging your liver.
@JackNeedles “Other things scientists still haven’t yet discovered” ? And yet, somehow you know about them? Access to alien technology or talking bees feeding you this information? Give me a break.
Honey has many benefits, unlike HFCS and does contain nutrients, including antioxidants, etc., and other things scientists still haven’t yet discovered.
I have no arguement? Everything I said makes sense. You are the one who said honey has no antioxidants whatsoever, which is a joke, since raw honey really can’t go bad. And so what if it contains ‘sugar’. Too much sugar is what’s bad for you. In moderation, something like honey is fine. And if you think HFCS is no different than honey, than you’re deluding yourself 1. because we’ve always consumed honey and 2. it isn’t just pure sugar like HCFS.
As for “free” fructose, you are using the wrong term. I think “refined fructose” is more in tune with your arguments. For example, fruits like grapes have free fructose, yet table sugar has none.
You should probably remove your “free fructose” comment, because you just proved you have no argument. Look, I agree with you concerning fruits, with the vitamins and minerals and all, in addition to the fact that they have far less fructose (unless you’re drinking juice). But yes, stuff like honey, maple syrup, etc is pretty much no different than pure sugar or HFCS. If you think some stray antioxidants or enzymes are going to make any difference, you’re deluding yourself.
Are you kidding me? How come raw honey doesn’t go bad? It does contain antioxidants. In fact, one antioxidant found in raw honey is called “pinocembrin.” You may say raw honey is pure sugar, but if you were ou in the wild, running around, hunting an animal on an empty stomach because you haven’t eaten for a few days, and you came across wild honey, you would probably eat some to hold you over and give you energy until you catch some food.
@JackNeedles As for your other claims, honey is only 0.2% fiber, and a 100g serving (huge) meets only 1 to 3% of the USDA’s daily recommendations for ANY vitamins or minerals. Check wikipedia. I’d be willing to bet there are no antioxidants either. Honey is pretty much pure sugar and is not a health food.
@JackNeedles You’re deluding yourself. Fructose is fructose. Any fructose is immediately freed in about 5 minutes after ingestion. Fruits have a low amount per serving, and concentrated sources, including honey, have a high amount per serving.
If you’re going to talk as if “free fructose” makes any difference, you may be surprised to learn that honey is 38% FREE fructose, whereas technically table sugar has none.
@JackNeedles well that is western science, you’re right though but research like that won’t be done for a while
smart guy, really cares about people
This is very true, this doctor is very smart.
The industry should stop using fructose in everything!
There’s a reason why mercola discourages fructose consumpton of more than 15g a day, including fruit. It’s because fructose can only be metabolized by the liver and fills the glycogen reserves very quickly. Once the glycogen reserves are full, which doesn’t take very long, even with high-fiber fruit, all fructose then gets converted to tryglyercides and in the process produces the bi-products that cause insulin resistance. Also, vitamins, antioxidants and fiber do nothing to prevent glycation.
it’s astonishing how all this junk food (corner store treats) drastically affects aborigines health… it’d be nice to see a summarize comprehensive version of this lecture brought into primary school throughout the country
I don’t like it when people use the word “fructose.” It should be called “free fructose” because that is what is causing many health problems today – refined, concentrated fructose. In fruits and raw honey, all the minerals, fiber and antioxidants/vitamins prevent fructose from damaging our bodies, especially since it’s not in it’s isolated form.
Excellent video. Dovetails nicely with others discussing the dangers of fructose. Very pleased to be privileged to watch this. Thanks
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