A local apple a day, in season

Is apple pie in your immediate future?  Autumn is apple season, and if ever there was a fruit to eat in season from local sources, it’s the apple.  I was really happy to read that sales of the tasteless “Delicious” apple are half of 1995 levels.  Consumer revolt? Nutritionally speaking apples have a major health halo, […]

Another reason to avoid too much fructose

Fructose is a four letter word.  The bad press from high fructose corn syrup hysteria  led people to conclude that this sugar molecule might be solely responsible for the obesity epidemic.  It can also lead to fat accumulation in the liver and elevated blood lipids.  It turns out we might have other reasons to worry […]

More on fructose

https://radionutrition.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/RNpodcastFructose.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:37 — 2.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe word “fructose” sends some self-appointed nutritionistas into a frenzy.  They read something on the internet, and they’re convinced fructose is poison, even though they understand little about human metabolism.  It’s a great justification for high protein/high meat diets, […]

Does fructose cause high blood pressure?

Fructose: ticking time bomb or benign fruit sugar?  These days we get both arguments from all directions.  The truth, as usual, is somewhere in the middle.  The hysteria started with soft drink companies, who figured out some time ago that sweetening their products with corn syrup was a whole lot cheaper, because (1) corn syrup […]

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