Ergh. Thought I'd share this link http://www.wellandgoodnyc.com/2012/07/16/the-5-best-and-worst-nutri... #11/13 = a Greens Superfood bar.
The entire article is about the top 5 nutrition bars in terms of best vs worse. (I read these because I find them interesting). Anyways, I quote:
"This bar is a Code Red sugar overdose (26 grams). Fructose, found here in high quantity in dates and dried cranberries, is one of the leading contributors to our nation’s obesity epidemic, and an arch-nemesis of Hundt's. “Fruit sugar makes you fat faster than regular sugar because it overloads the liver,” says Hundt. "Since it can only be metabolized by the liver, one third of fructose calories are automatically stored as fat." Not to mention that fructose leads to overindulgence because it doesn’t signal the brain that the stomach is full. All this kind of defeats the point of buying it for the wheatgrass and broccoli extracts."
Did you just choke on your banana smoothie? (either laughing or from a shocked reaction) Because I sure did...
Fruit didn't make our nation fat. Try telling the average Joe that, though.
What are your thoughts on this!?! Or can it only be summed up as ridiculous? What is your opinion on the real way your liver handles sugar?