Recent television commercials promoting cornsugar.com states, “sugar is sugar and your body doesn’t know the difference”. It is my contention that your body knows the difference between sugars and it is easy to show evidence supporting my supposition.
Using scientific evidence of glycemic index, I submit the glycemic index for various sugars:
Artificial Sweeteners n/a [chemicals]
Agave Nectar 15-30
Brown Rice Syrup 25
Raw Honey 30
Coconut Palm Sugar 35
Barley Malt Syrup 42
Sugar Cane Juice 43
Organic Sugar 47
_____________________<50 = Low Glycemic Index (GI)
Maple Syrup 54
Blackstrap Molasses 55 (not considered a sugar, sugar cooked off)
Evaporate Cane Juice 55
High Fructose Corn Syrup 62
Brown Sugar 64
Raw Sugar 65
_____________________ 56 – 69 = Moderate Glycemic Index (GI)
Corn Syrup 75
Table Sugar 80
High Fructose Corn Syrup 87
__________________________ 70 and greater High Glycemic Index (GI)
Date Sugar 103
Maltodextrin 150 a common sweet food additive derived from starch
The glycemic index is determined by how the particular sugar raises the blood sugar level in the body over a 2-3 hour period. If, as the television commercials state, sugar is sugar and your body doesn’t know the difference then, your body would respond exactly the same when introduced to each of the sugars. Given the fact that the GI is scientifically determined and your body responds differently to each then, scientifically speaking, your body know the difference and thus responds differently to each ingredient categorized as a sugar.
Another note to consider is cancer patients are advised to avoid sugar because the sugars feed the cancer. Sugars encourage cancer growth, inflammation, arthritis and a host of other diseases. If it is true that we all carry cancer cells and depending upon what is going on in our lives and what we eat, activation of these cells may happen; our body’s response indicates it knows the difference between sugars.
Finally, the lower the GI the slower the sugar is released into our body and acts as energy. The higher the GI the more rapid the sugar is released into our body and is eventually stored ad fat. The body chooses to use as energy or store. Making a choice to use as energy or store means the body knows the difference.
In order to choose and react differently means your body KNOWS the difference.
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