Getting vitamins with fruits, isn’t that enough? I get asked a lot. The answer is NO!
A recent study showed that a diet high in fructose (fruit sugar) can be linked to dangerous brain diseases. Getting vitamins with fruits is not a smart way of getting your vitamins at all.
See, the study showed that fructose consumption alters the specific brain genes, which may be linked to cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, Alzheimer’s diseases, and even the attention of deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Fortunately, the scientists from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) also found enough evidence to support that omega-3, also known also docosahexaenoic (DHA) can reverse the genetic changes caused by fructose. DHA is present in the brain cell membranes but the amount is not enough to help counter the brain diseases mentioned before. It must be supplemented through the diet.
The average american diet is very high in fructose. In 2014, the Department of Agriculture have estimated that Americans have an average fructose consumption of 27 pounds of corn syrup with high fructose. The sweetener is also found in baby food items.
My advice: seek an omega-3 supplement high in EPA and DHA and take at least 3-6 grams of the omega-3 supplement every day. Off course lowering your fruit intake would also help. Eat half a piece of fruit to a maximum of one whole fruit a day every now a then.
What do you think of this new study? Let me know in the comments section!