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The Amazing Similarities Between this Toxic Sugar and Alcohol

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  • Fructose is virtually identical to alcohol with regard to the metabolic havoc it wreaks
  • When you consume fructose, 100 percent of it goes directly to your liver to be metabolized; this is why it can be extremely hepatotoxic when it overloads your liver, just like alcohol
  • The metabolism of fructose causes most of the same toxic effects as ethanol, such as visceral adiposity (belly fat), insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome; but when consumed excessively fructose may actually be more damaging to your health, having over 70 documented adverse effects
  • Fructose “buzzes” the brain like other narcotics, displaying both dopaminergic and opioid properties, which may be why people find themselves consuming such large amounts even while it is reducing both the quality and length of their lives
  • It’s important to carefully limit your intake of fructose, just like your intake of alcohol; an appropriate amount of fructose is no more than 25 grams per day, but if you're overweight or at risk of (or have) heart disease, cancer, or type 2 diabetes, then you're probably better off cutting that down to 10-15 grams per day

By Dr. Mercola

You may already be aware that fructose – the sugar found in everything from high fructose corn syrup and fruit juice to agave syrup and honey – is harmful when consumed in excess – which is exactly what many (if not most) Americans do.

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