The evils of fruit juice have been known for quite some time. It’s been a hard road for many to accept the fact that something touted as being so damn good for you by the press and advertisers, is actually adding rolls of deliciously hideous flab to your mid-section.
Not only that, but fructose is bad for your Iron levels (which makes it extra naughty for men who are unable to excrete their iron stores quite like women can).
Check this sh*t out
Timothy Ferris (Author of ‘The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman‘) tested the effects of fructose on the body in two tests. The first was during a no-fructose (meaning no juice nor fruit) diet and the second after a week of consuming approx 1.5 glasses of pulp-free OJ upon rising and 1 prior to bed.
Orange juice was the ONLY thing distinguishing diets A and B.
Tim’s cholesterol shot up from 203 -> 243 (out of ‘healthy’ range).
His LDL also went from 127 -> 165 (also out of range).
Two other results unexpectedly shot up as well
Albumin: 4.3 -> 4.9 (out of range).
Iron: 71 -> 191 (way out of fricken range!).
Albumin binds to testosterone rendering it inert (not so good for the male jangly bits down there).
What’s up with the Iron reading though?!
If you just punched your pet retriever in the snout after reading the Iron jump, you’re not alone (I don’t have a dog, so I glassed myself instead).
Due to the fact that men have no way of clearing out excessive iron (aka, they don’t menstruate), excessive iron build-up is bad, bad, bad for you.
Why are high iron levels bad?
High iron levels have been correlated to an increased number of heart attacks in otherwise symptom-free subjects as well as an increaes in all cancer-specific deaths(1).
If you’d like to read more on this topic as well as other interesting tid-bits, I suggest you head over to Amazon quicker than Ronnie Coleman on a ‘protein bar hunt’ and buy ‘The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman‘ by Timothy Ferris. (I’m not being paid to endorse this product in any way).
1 – Dr. Tom Perls, director of the New England Centenarian Study