The Sugar Fix: The High-Fructose Fallout That Is Making You Fat and Sick

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WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT FRUCTOSE AND HFCS COULD KILL YOU

Cutting back on the fructose in your diet could save your life — and shrink your waistline. Table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) — the primary sources of fructose — are staples of our food supply, and are even found in foods that aren't necessarily sweet, like breads, soups, ketchup, and salad dressing. These sweeteners are linked to health problems such as obesity, diabetes, and joint and abdominal pain. They...

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Overview

WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT FRUCTOSE AND HFCS COULD KILL YOU

Cutting back on the fructose in your diet could save your life — and shrink your waistline. Table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) — the primary sources of fructose — are staples of our food supply, and are even found in foods that aren't necessarily sweet, like breads, soups, ketchup, and salad dressing. These sweeteners are linked to health problems such as obesity, diabetes, and joint and abdominal pain. They may also increase your risk for liver and kidney diseases, premature aging, and certain types of cancer.

THE SUGAR FIX OFFERS A REAL SOLUTION FOR LOSING WEIGHT AND TRANSFORMING YOUR HEALTH — TODAY

The Low-Fructose Diet: Reduce your consumption of fructose by up to one-half the amount in the typical American diet — and still satisfy your sweet tooth

The 12 Rules for Healthy Eating: Sustain a low-fructose diet for life

The Low-Fructose Lifestyle: Counteract sugar's harmful effects through physical activity, sun exposure, supplements, and more

More Than 30 Low-Fructose Recipes: Prepare easy, delicious meals

At-a-Glance Fructose Finder: Compare the content in dozens of your favorite foods

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"Provides a detailed plan for reducing dietary fructose intake, promoting weight loss, and reversing many of the serious health consequences associated with the typical American high-fructose diet." — Michael W. Rich, MD, director of the Cardiac Rapid Evaluation Unit, Washington University School of Medicine

"A road map to better health." — Richard J. Glassock, MD, professor emeritus of medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439101674
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/2009
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 529,979
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Part I Crystals and Corn Syrup: A Brief History of Fructose

Chapter 1 The Fructose Factor 3

Chapter 2 Raising Cane 16

Chapter 3 Sweet and Dangerous 36

Part II The Price of Sugar: Fructose, Uric Acid, and Your Health

Chapter 4 Signs of Trouble 53

Chapter 5 The Acid Test 75

Chapter 6 Sugar Shock 101

Chapter 7 The (Other) Trouble with Fructose 126

Part III Sweet Salvation: The Low-Fructose Solution

Chapter 8 Steak and Potatoes 147

Chapter 9 Group Therapy 162

Chapter 10 The Case for Milk 186

Chapter 11 The Low-Fructose Diet 199

Part IV More Than a Diet: The Low-Fructose Lifestyle

Chapter 12 Further Steps 245

Chapter 13 Good Questions 268

Chapter 14 Epilogue 287

Appendices

Recipes for the Low-Fructose Diet 295

The Fructose Content of Common Foods 350

The Fructose Content of Popular Fast Foods 362

The Purine Content of Selected Foods 370

References 371

Index 377

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