I'm trying to improve my diet - one way is by attempting (oh foolish me) to avoid high-fructose corn syrup.
I'm eating yogurt, and noticed that among the ingredients is something called "fructan".
A fructan is a polymer of fructose molecules - Plants storing their food as fructans are able to thrive at low temperatures since fructans confer tolerance to freezing. They bind to membranes, thereby helping to keep cells intact.
So...does "fructan" count as "fructose"? It seems essentially a sugar, but is it a bad sugar? I've read a bunch of stuff online (mostly research papers) and it's hard to tell, since I lack the scientific vocabulary.
Let's say I'm pulled over by the police, and they want to see my proof of insurance - I don't have the most current printed proof, so I use my iPhone to access the Geico website and view the on-screen proof.
"See, Mr. Officer Sir, I have full and current coverage with Geico! Let's dance!"
Would that get me out of a ticket? Probably not.
But what's the difference between a piece of paper and a digitally displayed document? The online version is much more likely to be up to date than the paper version, which (HELLO) I print myself at home, using my PC and my very own printer.
It would be easy to print myself a completely fake proof. It would be easy to create a fake web proof too... So, what's valid? I'm sure there are some precedents out there for virtual docs vs. printed ones - I'll have to do some research.
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