Fructose: what’s up with that?
I have to delve into this since the #1 complaint I see on the web about Isagenix is the “high sugar content” and the fact that the sugar is primarily fructose. Well, that’s worth looking into!
Natural fructose (in fruits and vegetables) in small amounts (under 40 grams) is a benefit due to it’s very low glycemic index, and the taste factor– much sweeter than glucose, so less is needed for flavor
High levels of fructose (over 50 gm) present a world of trouble including liver problems, increased fat stores, uric acid, VLDL and triglycerides. A typical western diet has way over 100 gm per day!! (Ex: a typical 12 oz can of soda has about 20gm fructose). 1 Isagenix shake has 11gm, so even at 2 shakes/day, it’s well within the beneficial range. This allows me room to include whole food sources of sugar each day https://www.isagenixhealth.net/isalean-shake-complete-ingredient-ingredient-breakdown/
Unless you’re following a low-carb program like the keto diet, sugars, including fructose, definitely don’t need to eliminated, just limited!! It amazes me how much sugar is hidden in “not sweet” food– and many have labels touting “no high fructose corn syrup” and “healthy”. Sauces, soup, breakfast cereals, oatmeal cups, frozen dinners, vitamin water (really?), granola and trail mix… GIVE ME A BREAK!! Read the sugar content on the label, and usually 1/2 of that amount is fructose. REALLY REALLY rethink those convenience foods when shopping!! https://sugarscience.ucsf.edu/hidden-in-plain-sight/