A key component of fruit juice may be behind our current obesity epidemic.
This common sugar has been shown to flick a metabolic switch in our bodies that increases our hunger, thirst and fat accumulation, as well as insulin resistance, systemic inflammation and increased blood pressure.
The compound in question is fructose, a sugar found naturally in fruit and honey. However, in the modern Western diet fruits provide only a small percentage of our overall fructose intake.
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