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Fructose is a type of sugar that is naturally found in many fruits, vegetables, and honey. It is commonly used as a sweetener in processed foods and beverages, and is also used as a sweetener in many diet products marketed as "low sugar" or "sugar-free". In this article, we'll explore the health effects of fructose and how to make healthier choices when consuming it.

Health Effects of Fructose

How to Make Healthier Choices

  • While fructose is naturally occurring in many fruits and vegetables, it's important to make healthier choices when consuming it as a sweetener in processed foods and beverages. Here are some tips:
  • Limit consumption of processed foods: Many processed foods and beverages contain high amounts of fructose, so limiting consumption of these products can help reduce fructose intake.
  • Choose whole foods: Choose whole foods such as fruits and vegetables instead of processed foods that contain added fructose.
  • Read labels: Read food labels to identify products that contain added fructose, such as high fructose corn syrup, and choose products with lower amounts of added sugars.
  • Use natural sweeteners: Use natural sweeteners such as honey, maple syrup, or stevia instead of products that contain added fructose.

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