This morning, I was reviewing the nutritional articles that come to my inbox, when I stumbled on an article from www.mercola.com. This particular section really stood out to me:
Eat a higher quality diet.
Eliminate sugar and starchy carbs from your diet. And definitely stop drinking soda. These foods do absolutely nothing to support healthy joints or a healthy body. In fact, their potential for damage is well documented.
I believe you should limit your total fructose from ALL sources to no more than 25 grams per day, as it raises uric acid levels, which is hard on your joints. Now, chances are, you consume substantially more than 25 grams per day. Approximately ¼ of Americans consume a whopping 134 grams of fructose every day!
Within your 25 grams of fructose, you could consider including some tart cherries or concentrated tart cherry juice. They contain anthocyanins and bioflavonoids, which help support a healthy immune response for your joints and whole body health.
Also, in my opinion, you should base your food choices on your nutritional type to ensure you optimize your ideal macronutrient ratios.
Being a Functional Medicine practitioner, I run across this problem all the time. Since I will be speaking on this subject tonight at Barnes & Noble in Stockton, I felt it appropriate to post this reminder on the dangers of over consuming Fructose.
Yours In Health!