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Just what we all needed, lactose-free 'beer' from northern hipsters – it's the Vegan Sorbet Sour

CrazyOldCatMan Silver badge

Re: we rely upon readers to tell us what colour it turns your, er, you know.

since we cannot make it the male body squirrels fructose from the diet away to the prostate

There is so much fail in that post that I can hardly think about where to start:

1. In general, the human body doesn't make any of the sugars (absent some very specfic conditions). What it does do is take the carbohydrates that you eat and, eventually, break them down into glucose that then gets stored - either in the liver (stored as glycogen) or the muscles and fat.

2. Fructose, being one of the simple sugars, gets stored in the liver in the same way as glucose does. Table sugar is generally a compund of glucose and fructose. As the name suggests, the primary source of fructose is fruit (although it's also contained in honey). It's sweeter than glucose - which is why it's used a lot in foods in the US (the dreaded 'high fructose corn syrup'). Over consumption is directly indicated in some forms of T2 diabetes. It also has no taste other than being sweet. Any fruit flavours come from the organic volatiles and oils rather than the fructose (which only gives sweetness).

In short - maybe learn something about human biology *before* displaying your ignorance quite so publically?

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