Hello and welcome to Kyäni Wellness TV.
This is Dr. Andreas Boettcher, member of the Scientific Advisory Board, and in this
episode, we’re going to talk about fructose. Now over the years its been
deemed a villain so much so that many are avoiding consuming fruits altogether,
but the question is, is that really necessary? You know sugar is one of the most
addictive substances known to man and its consumption over the years has
literally quadrupled. In fact, the average American diet is getting about 350
calories per day from sugar alone and it’s no wonder that obesity is an
epidemic proportions today as well as the rise of what used to be adult onset
diabetes and I say used to be because it’s the fastest growing disease among
children today and it’s also one of the most preventable. So when we look at
sugar and the average calories that the adult is getting it’s about 22 teaspoons
a day. It’s incredibly addictive it’s been linked with weight gain and obesity
and can elevate increase your risk for cancer, hypertension, metabolic syndrome,
which is basically as a result of insulin resistance which contributes
obviously then to diabetes, kidney disease, and cardiovascular disease, no
doubt a terrible situation for any of us to face and it’s a choice that we make
every single day. Now the challenge is, is that many of you are very well-intended,
meaning that you’re trying to avoid sugar at all cost. The problem is, is that
it’s hidden everywhere especially in processed and packaged food, but also if
you eat out a lot, your risk of consuming sugar is everywhere. They add sugar to
sauces, to barbecue sauce, to teriyaki sauce, to your beans, they’ve even
added sugar to hamburgers before, because what is their goal? Their goal is to
make sure you enjoy the food and come back
and as a result unfortunately our health can suffer at the same time. Now let’s
focus today on the episode of what I want to call fructose. And fructose in
particular, because it’s been deemed such a villain so much so that people are
avoiding consuming fruits altogether. The question is, is that really necessary?
When you look at fructose, it’s obviously primarily found in fruit
naturally occurring. However, it’s also most commonly added to beverages. If
you look at your average can of soda, it usually contains about 60 grams
of high fructose corn syrup and it’s also in your popular energy drinks.
You’ll see them everywhere heavily laden with sugar, but the thing
that you need to understand about fructose is that it’s metabolized
differently–meaning it’s processed and metabolized by the liver. As a result, the
liver can get overtaxed because it can only process so much, which leads to that
metabolic syndrome which leads to insulin resistance which then can lead
to the diabetes. Now because it is processed by the liver,
it doesn’t necessarily cause a glucose spike or ramp up in blood sugar and I’ll
talk a little bit more of that in a moment. And because it is metabolized by
the liver, it can lead to fatty liver disease, elevated triglycerides, and of
course high blood pressure. However, the question really becomes how
much would you actually need to eat? Now I want to talk specifically about fruit
here for a moment, because I’m a huge fan of fruit. You should not be eliminating
fruit from your diet. Why? Because of all the phytonutrients and the antioxidants
and the polyphenols and the vitamins and minerals that they all include to help
your body fight off the damaging effects of stress and free radical production,
those angry little pac-men that float around in your blood that gobble up your
healthy DNA and are linked to over 90 plus metabolic and degenerative diseases,
which are avoidable through proper nutrition. So when we actually look at
the studies and this was actually done in the American Journal of Clinical
Nutrition in 2009, they actually, what this was based on, some of those negative
effects that I just mentioned, 16 guys consuming 3.5 grams of fructose per
kilogram of body weight that’s a lot of fructose. Now I weigh 82 kilograms, if I
multiply that by 3.5, then that means I would have to eat
287 grams of fructose a day to experience those negative effects. Well,
how much exactly is that? Well, that’s the equivalent of consuming 41 bananas, 73
cups of strawberries, and 728 cherries. I don’t know about you, but that’s
difficult to consume all in one sitting see getting too much fructose from fruit
is virtually impossible to do. However, it’s not impossible to do when
you look at how its added to so many beverages, sauces, canned goods,
restaurants and the list goes on. Now in another study, there were 60 grams of
fructose resulted in elevated blood pressure after just two hours of
consumption, okay, 60 grams, not a small, amount, but again it’s the equivalent of
eating 9 bananas, 150 cherries, and 15 cups of strawberries. So I think you’re
getting the picture and understanding of actually how much fructose you would
need to consume from fruit before you would ever experience any of the
negative effects and I would venture to say that consuming any of that would be
impossible nor who would really want to consume that much fruit? Now the question
then becomes, “how much sugar should you actually consume?” Here’s my perspective
on this, is that you should get the majority of your sugar from fruit.
Processed sugar, honestly you should be less than 25 grams per day.
Unfortunately, that is just not the case today because most people are getting
about 350 calories per day from sugar alone. If you just drastically cut your
consumption of processed-refined sugar from those sources that I’ve already
mentioned in this video, your chances of helping you to achieve
your ideal weight, to feel your best self, to help perform and have the mental
clarity with the ups and downs or crashes,
will improve significantly. Not to mention when you get these fruits, okay
when you get this fructose from naturally-occurring fruits, which is
really important. People are eliminating it for no reason because they’re so
concerned about the elevated triglycerides and fatty liver disease
but I’ve already shown you how much you would actually need to consume before
any of that would actually come into question. I would actually be more
concerned about you not getting the proper amount of antioxidants,
polyphenols and bioflavonoids that we’ve already mentioned by avoiding fruit
altogether. Now not to mention as well what you need to understand is that when
you consume the whole fruit, you’re also getting all of the fiber that comes with
it and all of the research shows how much the fiber in these fruits can
negate the blood spike in sugar and so for example if you do enjoy pancakes for
breakfast, I would strongly encourage that you actually have a couple
blueberries with them. Why? Because the research shows that the fiber that’s
found in there will actually help offset and lower the insulin spike and help you
to avoid the negative crash as a result of having such high sugar and no fiber
along with it which is so often found at least here in the American diet alone. So
I recommend less than 25 grams of refined sugar, added sugar per day. In
terms of fructose, you’ll be totally fine if you’re around 50 to 60 grams for the
entire day, not in one sitting, but for the entire day and as I showed you in
that other slide, that’s about nine bananas to have 60 grams. Okay, so keep
that in mind and start to make those choices that help you to support your
goals and feel good about eating fruit again and just factor them into your
total calorie equation if you’re working on losing weight and I’ll reserve that
conversation for another episode of Kyani Wellness TV in the future. So my
point is is I don’t want you to be afraid of consuming fruits. They’re
incredibly important to your overall health, your well being,
and your performance. Now that being said it’s not always convenient to be
consuming fruits, not to mention some of the most powerful fruits for example the
Wild Alaskan Blueberry which is only found in the upper part of Alaska of
course and it’s grown in the harsh environments and is because of those
harsh environments that the Alaskan climate provides that there were only
reason why this blueberry survives is because of its strong antioxidant
capabilities to protect itself from the harsh winters and the extreme
temperatures and so forth. As a result, it’s ORAC value or its
antioxidant capacity is about five times that of the blueberry found in the
lower 48 states. Now the challenge with consuming these types of fruits is where
do you get them? Where do you find them? And so I like to use supplementation
because it’s very difficult to get some of the most exotic fruits from the
Amazons or the Wild Alaskan Blueberry or from India in our local grocery store, so
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