Is there a good sugar?
There are many forms of sugar and it can be confusing as to whether there is a ‘good’ sugar.
High Fructose Corn Syrup which is added to many foods today. It does NOT come from fruit. Fructose does not cause the pancreas to release insulin in the normal way and metabolizes very slowly and converts to fat more easily than any other form of sugar.
On a double test one with fructose and one with glucose, (Led by Mr. Meira Field), the rats given fructose had anaemia, delayed testicular development, high cholesterol and heart hypertrophy, along with copper deficiencies. The rats livers were also affected and the conclusion that fructose was not so human-friendly
Cane Sugar – white or brown is from the grass family. Beet sugar is also available, but whereas you could be once be certain which was which by purchasing a specific label, that is no longer true
Brown sugar may be coloured with dyes. Buy specific with names like Demerara or Muscovado. Look for the country of origin, which should be Guyana, Brazil etc.
Honey contains 80% sugar has no real health advantages over sugar in that it still rots teeth. Manuka Honey does however have powerful anti-microbial qualities, but still has a high glycemic index. Bee pollen, propolis and Royal jelly would be different, although having the same taste.
Stevia is 300 times sweeter than sugar and can cause an increase in sugar craving.
Aspartamine works fine as a poison for ants (just sprinkle it on the floor) and should not be ingested by humans. There is abundant evidence that Aspartamine is linked to Alzhiemers, Gehrig disease and Parkinsonism. The same evidence is shown in the sweetener Splenda which is of no use to a healthy metabolism, but this does not mean it cannot get into a persons chemistry and mess it up. Sucralose RAISES blood levels of the main diabetes marker, glycosylated haemoglobin,which should be kept down when suffering from diabetes.
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