The Flaws of a Fruitful Diet

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If you like gulping down orange juice each morning (with or without vodka), you may be increasing your cholesterol and iron to unhealthy levels. In fact, you're better off not drinking fruit juice or eating any fruits all together!

Tim Ferriss, fitness expert for AskMen.com, conducted a two week test to determine the effects of fructose. The first week he consumed no fruit whatsoever. The second week he drank a large glass of OJ in the morning and at night. His results are staggering.

While his cholesterol went from 203 to 243 (out of "healthy" range), his LDL (the "bad" cholesterol) increased just as much, from 127 to 165. The most shocking change was that his iron skyrocketed, from 71 to 191.

"This result came completely out of the blue and is not good, especially in men," said Ferriss. "It might come as a surprise, but men don’t menstruate. This means that men lack a good method for clearing out excess iron, which can be toxic. The increase in iron was far more alarming to me than the changes in cholesterol."

He recommends avoiding a high-fructose diet, especially for men looking to lose fat.

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