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Your Body Knows the Difference Between Sugars

Recent television commercials promoting 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]
Stevia 0
Xylitol 7
Agave Nectar 15-30
Fructose 17-22
Brown Rice Syrup 25
Raw Honey 30
Coconut Palm Sugar 35
Barley Malt Syrup 42
Amasake 43
Sugar Cane Juice 43
Lactose 46
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
Sucrose 64
Brown Sugar 64
Turbinado 65
Raw Sugar 65
_____________________ 56 – 69 = Moderate Glycemic Index (GI)
Cola 70
Corn Syrup 75
Table Sugar 80
High Fructose Corn Syrup 87
Glucose/Dextrose 96-100
__________________________ 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.

Health Disclaimer

All information in this recipe is provided for your information only and may not be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action or inaction should be taken based solely on the contents of this information; instead, readers should consult appropriate health professionals and conduct their own independent research on any matter relating to their health and well-being.

The information and opinions expressed here are believed to be accurate, based on the best judgment and research available to the authors at this time, and readers who fail to consult with appropriate health authorities assume the risk of any injuries.

Orange Apple Pumpkin Bread with Chia & Flax Seed


  • 1  ½ tsp chia seeds (balance blood sugar)
  • 1 ½ tsp flax see (omega 3)
  • 1 ½ cup wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder (gluten-free)
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 egg beaten (cage-free, range-free)
  • 1 cup apple sauce (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • ½ cup honey (orange, raw)
  • 2 Tbsp orange juice concentrate
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1  cup walnuts chopped (inflammation omega-3)


  1.  Sift all dry ingredients together in a bowl large
    enough to hold all the ingredients.
  2. In a large bowl beat eggs together.
  3. Stir in unsweetened apple sauce.
  4. Stir in honey and orange juice.
  5. Mix in pumpkin sauce.
  6. Add orange orange zest and pure vanilla flavoring.

Servings: 25              Yield: 51

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/25 of a recipe (2 ounces).
Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet. Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

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