Are fructose, glucose, and high fructose corn syrhop all damaging to health if consumed in portions common to processed foods? I hope for some clarification on what types of sugars are not found in nature and which are synthetic and damaging to one's health and encourages fat cell development.
Fructose is metabolized differently to sugar and glucose, which some research suggests can be harmful in massive doses**, but when digested as part of your diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, it does not appear to cause problems (Fructose natural occurs in fruit, which is how it gets its name).
From what I've read, sugar is sugar is sugar.
Although natural occurring sugar might be somewhat less harmful to your body, the basic effects of sugar on the body, like for people with diabetes, are usually not different, no matter what form the sugar is in.
Quote from 6 Healthy Sugars That Can Kill You
“Sugar scares me.” – Dr. Lewis Cantley, Cancer Researcher
All the sugar you eat will go down to your intestine, get broken down into glucose and fructose and eventually reach the liver.
Your liver does not know (or care) whether the sugar you eat is organic or not.
Is sugar toxic? - Dr. Lustig