There has been a lot of negative press about fructose, which is the simple sugar found in honey, fruits and some vegetables. That has many health-conscious people, including bodybuilders, questioning whether they should be eating fruit.
An average piece of fruit has only about eight grams of fructose—plus, the fruit has fiber to slow the sugar’s absorption, as well as nutrients and antioxidants.
The real culprit is high-fructose corn syrup. You get about 20 grams of that in a soda, and there is nothing to slow it down. That means you get a big insulin surge and fat storage. So your common sense is correct: Fruit good, soda bad.