[Sca-cooks] Sugar problems

margaret m.p.decker at att.net
Wed Aug 2 13:42:56 PDT 2006

What is the basis for the doctor's opinions that cane sugar is better than 
corn syrup or beet sugar?  I really do question the validity of this as cane 
sugar and beet sugar are both sucrose and are metabolized the same way. 
Corn syrup will metabolize faster that sucrose because the fructose and 
glucose are already seperated.  You should get a faster, harder boost than 
with sucrose.

Fructose, by the way, doesn't trigger insulin production, which is why 
diabetics use it.  Which is also one of the possible explanations of 
increased obesity with high fructose corn syrup.


> >From my reading on hypoglycemia, there is a difference with the sugars 
> >and
> how the body reacts to them. They vary on the speed and level of the up
> swing and then where the greater difference is noted, the drop. How 
> gradual
> it is and how low.
> Also, I have been hearing from those that are diabetic that their doctor
> says that sugar cane is better then corn syrup or sugar beet if they have
> sugar.
> L

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