Again, Plants store sugars in two ways: as starches and as sugars.
Starches digest completely to glucose (the “good carb”)
Sugars come in different forms, but the most prevalent is sucrose, which digests equally to glucose & fructose. And The Perfect Health Diet research authors assert that you do want a little fructose every day, in addition to glucose…and I'll share why!
Optimal fructose intake: Fructose, which comes in fruit, sugary veggies & some of the safe starches...is only needed by our bodies in a relatively small amount…and actually our bodies send it to the liver where it gets converted to glucose and fat…so it makes much more sense to mainly eat glucose (and fat) in the first place.
Plus, in excess (think high fructose corn syrup), a high volume of Fructose can cross-combine with protein to make AGES that cause stiff joints and ageing skin (bleck) among other health problems.
However, fructose does benefit athletic performance for people who need a quick recovery from several activities on the same day or for endurance competitions…
AND the liver may manage glycemic control better when it has a small dose of fructose (which equates to less than 10 grams—which equals to 1 fruit SNACK--or 2 servings of vegetables with a meal, which helps improve the glycemic response to starchy meals, woot.
And Dr. Paul Jaminet details that the benefits for most adults are realized by eating 15 - 25 grams of fructose per day—in the form of 3-8 grams of fructose per meal (as veggies), and 2-3 meals per day, plus up to several fruit snacks.
And the benefits of fructose end at 25 grams, or 100 calories, per day.