8 thoughts on “#Grateful 7/29/19

      1. Honey is almost pure sugar! Fructose (38.2%) and glucose (31%) and sucrose, maltose, isomaltose, maltulose, turanose and kojibiose.

        What I get a kick out of is products claiming not to have high fructose corn syrup. They then replace this with a different sugar. BZZZT! It doesn’t make a difference! The product simply needs to be low sugar. Period.

        Glucose gets absorbed into your bloodstream immediately. The others are a bit slower as they need to be broken down into glucose first. Carbohydrates, in general, all get broken down into glucose. Alcohol gets broken down to glucose too. The more complicated the carb is, the longer it takes. Fats and proteins are even broken down into sugar if you get hungry enough. It is a very slow process compared to other food.

        When the breakdown is spread over a longer period of time the average sugar level doesn’t peak nearly as high and that is the point with type 2 diabetes. Using sugar requires insulin. Someone with a limited ability to produce insulin is better able to handle sugar if it doesn’t suddenly spike.

        All sugars become glucose before your body can use them. Every one of them is broken down into glucose. If it doesn’t get broken down, you can’t use it and it gets excreted.

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      2. My lame attempt at humor. B is my only honey. šŸ˜‚
        I took a nutrition class in my undergrad back when I thought I could be a nurse. I remember this albeit vaguely. I have quit reading labels. They confuse and overwhelm me. Sugar is hidden in everything processed.

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