Fructose is always bad, or not?!?

Just had a brief though that I wanted to throw out there: there might be occasions where fructose is actually rather good. Continue reading

What yogurts to buy for my five year-old daughter?

Paleo 2.0I have been thinking quite a lot about how to make my daughter eat healthy – or rather, reasonably healthy. She attends probably 2-3 birthday parties per month, where there is invariably loads of cake and ice-cream, and of course there is the school lunch. Anyway, I was going through the dairy aisle at the local supermarket, and I looked at the various desserts on offer.

Now clearly neither of those desserts would qualify for Paleo, Primal, or even Paleo 2.0.  Having said this – I do believe that active children are different in the respect that they are able to tolerate more sugar than adults are, especially if the fructose content is kept in check. Also, it must be kept in mind that an apple for example also contains 20g of sugar, about 75% of which is fructose. Yes, it also contains other important stuff, but so does yogurt. So, interpreting Paleo 2.0 as “reasonable eating” I would say some of the below desserts do indeed qualify.

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Is Coke better than Apple Juice – Fructose content edition

This is a simple conclusion of my previous post on the fructose content of fruits: neither Coke (the regular variety) nor apple juice is really a healthy drink, but arguably Coke is healthier than apple juice in the grand scheme of things…  Continue reading

Fructose is healthy – says Company X

I have recently discovered a product that falls into the sweet treats category, and that I like very much. Unfortunately it is full of fructose, so I guess unless they change this I won’t have it anymore. What I wanted to talk here about though is more how companies can get is so wrong – and how they can make outrageous marketing claims that might well backfire on them in due course. Continue reading