Scary Facts about Fructose

In the XIX and early XX centuries, an average American took in about 15 grams of fructose, mostly from eating fruits and vegetables. Today the average consumption of it in developed countries is about 55 grams per day – almost 4 times higher! It is an alarming fact, because it suspiciously parallels increases in obesity, diabetes, and a new condition called nonalcoholic fatty liver disease that now affects up to one-third of Americans.