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Is Sugar in Fruit Different Than Sugar in Soda?

September 1, 2019


If you look at a cookie or a soda versus an
apple, you can be less concerned about the sugar in an apple. There’s a lot of other
things besides just fructose. All sorts of bio active compounds, some of them probably
haven’t even been discovered yet, that do positive things to our health. The soda and
the sugar sweetened beverages have pretty much only one thing in them and that’s the
sugar. From many, many epidemiological studies, we do know that the people who eat the most
fruit are the healthiest and have least risk for metabolic disease. The other thing is,
you have to eat a lot of fruit to consume a comparable amount of sugar as is in three
cans of soda. Or two cans of soda and two cookies. Chances are you’re not going to be
able to overeat fruit to the point you’re going to have a high sugar diet just from
fruit. Unless you eat a lot of honey, it’s actually heard to be on a high fructose diet
if you are depending on nature only to get your fructose.

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20 Comments

  • Reply Seeker December 30, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Well I guess we're never drinking soda again! Thanks for the info!

  • Reply SeanJean187 December 31, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    sooooo is the sugar in fruit different than the sugar in soda? Or is it chemically the same?

  • Reply James M January 2, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Well done. I love the graphics and simplicity of the video. 

  • Reply Abdullah Alsalhi January 12, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Why not producing fruit juices that can last longer. So we can forget about sodas.

  • Reply Kicks Clique July 17, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    Fructose breaks down to Sucrose then into Glucose so the point of this video is redundant, Carbs are Carbs, They still have a glyxemic index and should be managed like any other macronutrient, this is such bullshit much like metabolic damage which doesn't exist.

  • Reply Siberius Wolf December 19, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Okay so there's less sugar in fruit and fruit has other qualities.. as we all know.. but the title leads me to think you were going to say why the sugar in fruit is different to the sugar in "soda". Just the sugar aspect alone. Since the title was "Is Sugar in Fruit Different Than Sugar in Soda?".

  • Reply rockbass December 19, 2015 at 11:47 am

    fruck tose.

  • Reply Tim Holmes January 1, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    There is a likely a strong case to be made here, but to state that the apple has "bio active compounds, some of them probably haven't even been discovered yet, that do positive things to our health" clearly shows a bias that undermines the point of the video. For all we know there are undiscovered bio active compounds that we haven't discovered yet that are harmful. Just leave that reaching statement out of your discourse.

  • Reply NIght Crawler February 19, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    The Title of the video is very MIsleading.

  • Reply BigHunTraps February 24, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Thank you for the video, healthyness is awesome!

  • Reply pratherat August 7, 2016 at 1:06 am

    So now we're calling it fruktose?
    Of course, because it comes from frut.

  • Reply Nathan Montanaro April 11, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    sugar is bad for the world

  • Reply FireOccator May 9, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Does this mean an apple has the same amount of sugar as a bottle of coke?

  • Reply Odis Redding June 24, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    High fucktose diet

  • Reply Swagger0239 January 2, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    terrible video b/c it made me learn in school

  • Reply Moraco Mole February 28, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    Cannot overeat?
    sorry babe but i would usually eat 20 oranges a day in the winter
    although i was looking and feeling very fit at the time

  • Reply Cristian A March 27, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    Actually is not "A LOOOOOOT" like she says… about 2 apples make the same amount of sugar as a can of coke. I'd obviously take the apples which have other benefits but she certainly exaggerated with the "too many fruits to be the same as a can of soda"…
    Also, misleading title… I was looking for differences in the "type" of sugar between natural and processed… but I guess I'll look for a different video. 🙁

  • Reply Diego Provencio June 24, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    you said it best carol

  • Reply Logan Flaherty The Vermonter! November 24, 2018 at 1:08 am

    Yes!

  • Reply Candi Soda March 24, 2019 at 4:06 am

    20 dislikes = 20 people on the keto diet

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