Go for Natural Sugar … and See Sweet Results

Fructose is nature’s way of sweetening fruit. But food manufacturers increasingly rely on high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) to sweeten food and beverages, which can create weight problems for those of us with PCOS.

The fructose in HFCS, as opposed to natural sugars in fruit, can have harmful effects as manufactured fructose metabolizes differently in the body from the natural variety.

In a study published in the June 2008 Journal of Nutrition, researchers reported that consumption of HFCS led to higher levels of trigylcerides – fatty substances in the bloodstream that increase the risk of heart disease.

Whether freshly squeezed or made from concentrate, fruit juice can be especially bad for PCOS women who also suffer from pre- or type 2 diabetes, both of which are closely-related to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. These juices are a more concentrated source of sugar and lack the fiber of fresh fruit that blunts increases in blood sugar. Worse, some brands of juice even have added HFCS and more sugars overall than soft drinks!

Make a habit of reading the ingredient lists on bottles and packaging. Pay attention to controlling your sweet tooth and limit your intake of all added sweeteners to improve your control of blood sugar. Get sweetness naturally by eating moderate amounts of low glycemic load (GL) fruit like fresh apricots, grapefruit and blackberries for healthy fiber as part of your balanced, nutritious diet.

For much more information about PCOS, pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes and how you can better manage or even reverse the symptoms of both conditions, visit our web site by clicking on:

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If you have  PCOS, pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes concerns, our web sites can show you how to contact our Advisory and Coaching Team for a free consultation.

Next Steps

  1. Take the PCOS Quiz! Get your PCOS score and assess your risk.
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