The Human Brain Reacts Differently To The Use Of Fructose And Glucose – Part 2 of 3
But he stressed that nutritionists do not “recommend avoiding natural sources of fructose, such as fruit, or the occasional use of honey or syrup”. And according to Purnell, “excess consumption of processed sugar can be minimized by preparing meals at domestic using whole foods and high-fiber grains”.
Connie Diekman, director of university nutrition at Washington University in St Louis, agreed that more delve into is needed. “This study provides an interesting look at how the brain reacts to different chemicals found in foods, but how this might impact obesity and the growing number of people who are obese cannot be persistent from this study alone”.
Dr Scott Kahan, director of the National Center for Weight and Wellness in Washington, DC, added there is a lot that scientists do not know about fructose and how it affects your body. “There are certainly differences between sugar molecules, and these are still being worked out scientifically”.
According to Kahan, high-fructose corn syrup, a ubiquitous sweetener that manufacturers be wild about because it is inexpensive, super-sweet and helps extend shelf life, gets a rotten rap about its potential role in the obesity epidemic, but it has about the same amount of fructose as table sugar (sucrose). “We don’t entirely know if there is some uniquely unhealthy aspect of high-fructose corn syrup”.