Fructose is the natural sugar found in fruit.
It is recommended that we eat 2 or more servings of fruit a day because FRUIT is packed with vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients ( those wonderful antioxidants and other great things that are so healthy for us). Fructose without the fruit = sugar. If you see FRUCTOSE in anything that does not include the fruit, it provides nothing to you but empty calories.
The recommendation for Americans to eat fruit has nothing to do with fructose. Try and include and incorporate fruit into each meal or for snacks and you are good to go. Sadly, this does not include fruit juice.