People who consume fructose are likely to develop various medical conditions. Fortunately for you, two studies found that if people get up and move around, the chances of experiencing illness are lesser. You can enjoy the benefit even you have stopped working out for awhile.
Most of us have heard that high-fructose corn syrup does not benefit our health. It is common to find high fructose corn syrup in highly refined foods and soft drinks.
Why do some medical experts disagree with the use of fructose? Fructose requires a different process than sucrose. All the breaking down of this sugar is done by the liver. The metabolic process turns much of the fructose into fatty acids. Not of all them will leave the liver. Some remain in the liver, marbling that organ. This can lead to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
The rest of the fatty acids will travel into the bloodstream, causing a drastic change in metabolism. Other studies have shown that moderate consumption of fructose can lead to perilous spirals of blood sugar levels, added fat in the abdomen, unfavorable cholesterol charts, rising insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes.
There are not many studies that look at the relationship between working out and fructose. Amy Bidwell who is attached to the Syracuse University believed that exercise can make our body more efficient in terms of fuel consumption. And this does not exclude fructose.
At the end of the study, she reported that the cholesterol and health profiles in the subjects had changed dramatically after two weeks of high fructose diet and low physical activity rate. More bad news to come. A considerable rise in the blood concentrations of dangerous very-low-density lipoproteins of the participants was recorded.
What was interesting is that when the subjects walked at least 12,000 steps, all those unhealthy changes due to excess fructose were wiped out.