Tuesday, September 20, 2016

maltose & fructose

Quotations:

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Sharman Stone: [sucrose; lactose; maltose; fructose;] Sucrose is a little different to tobacco, because if we're talking about sugars, we've got lactose, maltose, sucrose, fructose, we'd have to make sure  the commercial, those who are going to make a fortune out of this don't simply slip in the fruit juice fructose and say what's your problem, it's not sucrose, you know, it's a purely nature sugars. So, we know for a fact when you raise the price of something you can curb  consumption. That happened with tobacco, we know it would happen with alcohol. So, we've got to be careful about this that we don't allow it to be played with like the traffic light system. Remember we had the problem the traffic lights where people had good fats and bad fats all mixed up and no one understood what fats really were, in terms of their health benefits and the total problems of obesity. But I think it deserves a very close look, salt as well as sugar, sucrose, look at where it's added where there's no nutritional benefit in a product food

Definitions:


maltose:
a sugar that substances in the body make from starch (= a food substance found in flour, rice, potatoes, etc.) 

fructose:
a type of sugar found in fruit juice and honey.


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