Nutritional Facts FRUCTOSE 1Kg
|per servingper 100g|
|Information FRUCTOSE 1Kg|
|Serving size: 1 scoop (35g)|
|Servings per container: 29|
|Amount per serving|
|of which saturated||0g|
|of which sugars||35g|
How to take FRUCTOSE 1Kg:Take 35g (1 scoop) with 150-200ml of water.
- Fructose powder
- Natural sweetener
- Simple low GI carbohydrates
- Ideal to add to intra/post-workout sport drinks
- Perfect substitute for conventional table sugar
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Fructose by HSN Raw, also known as fruit sugar or levulose, is the main sugar that is naturally found in honey, fruit, and in small amounts in some vegetables (like carrots). Likewise, fructose is linked to glucose in regular or table sugar (saccharose), which is made of one half (50%) of fructose and another half (50%) of glucose.
Fructose is a monosaccharide, its chemical formula is the same as that of glucose (C6H12O6) but its molecular structure is different, because fructose has a keto group on carbon 2, whereas glucose has an aldehyde group on this carbon. One major difference will be the glycemic index.
If we compare it to glucose, fructose has a smaller glycemic response, since it has a very low Glycemic Index (GI). Therefore, substituting fructose in some products that usually contain saccharose or starch could be beneficial because it produces a lower increase of glucose levels in blood. A smaller glycemic response can be beneficial for people with glucose tolerance disorders (high levels of glucose) or people who seek to lose weight.
Fructose provides 4kcal per gram and it has a very high sweetening power. It has lots of uses, but the most known is as nutritive sweetener. Fructose has the ability to enhance the sweetness of food when it is used in combination with other sweeteners.
Fructose can be a great sweetener as long as we carry out a responsible and controlled consumption. It does not increase glucose levels in blood as much as other simple carbohydrates, but, like glucose and saccharose, it is a simple sugar that provides 4Kcal per gram and only provides energy. For this reason, over-consumption of glucose, fructose or saccharose, has the same effect in the body: a positive caloric balance, metabolic alterations and an increase in body weight.
- Fructose, which is a carbohydrate, is an important source of energy for the human body.
- Fructose does not increase sugar levels in blood as much as other simple sugars.
- Fructose is often used as a sugar substitute for diabetics.
- Fructose sweetens more than white or refined sugar and provides 4 kilocalories per gram.
- It is metabolized and stored, partly in the liver as glycogen, which becomes a deposit for when we need to make an effort.
As we know, the intake of carbohydrates during training helps to delay fatigue and when they are consumed at the end of a workout session, they promote the recovery of glycogen stores in muscle and liver. The fatigue that is produced during prolonged exercise is due to, among other things, a carbohydrate deficit. When we take carbohydrates during physical exercise, the levels of glucose are constant, hypoglycemia is avoided and the required carbohydrate oxidation ratio is achieved to be able to provide energy during the physical activity.
The consumption of fructose along with other carbohydrates helps to improve the glucose oxidation rate. In addition, it provides a more sustained form of energy than the consumption of glucose alone apart from supplying energy with a lower glycemic index. Some studies prove that the intake of sport drinks that mix glucose and fructose produces benefits when compared to the intake of the same concentration of glucose alone.
This allows an increase in the concentration of nutrients, without an increase in the osmolarity of the drink reducing its absorption in the intestine. The greater the osmolarity the greater will be the delay of the gastric emptying and therefore, the absorption rate will slow down. For example, it has been observed that a sport drink that mixes 4% glucose with 4% fructose, has a better absorption rate than the equivalent drink with a 8% glucose.
It is thought that the synergistic effect of taking glucose and fructose during exercise is mainly due to the fact that these sugars do not compete for the same transporter and can be absorbed simultaneously. Once they have been absorbed, the glucose in the plasma is mainly collected by muscle cells to be used as a source of energy, while fructose is mainly used by the liver to create glucose that will be stored in the glycogen reserves or that will be transported to the bloodstream to maintain glycemia.
Fructose also increases lactate in blood, but it will be used rapidly and efficiently by muscle cells during exercise. Solutions containing glucose and fructose also seem to enhance sodium and fluid absorption better than those containing glucose or fructose alone.
Fructose will be beneficial especially for sportspeople, those cases that use it as a substitute of other high GI simple sugars (always in small amounts) or as a sweetener, as long as we control the amounts we use.
If what we are looking for is a substitute for sugar without calories and that does not raise sugar levels in blood, a more advisable option is sucralose.
Therefore, before using fructose as a substitute for sugar, we should know the recommended daily intake that we must consume according to our needs.
Do not consume more than 25% of the total daily calories from fructose, to prevent possible lipid metabolism disorders and gastrointestinal symptoms.
Thus, Fructose would be recommended for:
- Those looking for a conventional substitute for sugar that has a lower glycemic index.
- People with impaired glucose metabolism, such as diabetics or people with metabolic syndrome.
- Athletes looking to improve their performance and recovery.