[Sca-cooks] South Beach

Terry Decker t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Fri Jul 25 21:52:00 PDT 2008

I believe if you check your organic chem, you will find fructose and glucose 
are monosaccharides have the same molecular composition but different 
structures making them isomers.  Fructose does not break down into glucose. 
Some polysaccharides, such as sucrose can be broken down into fructose and 
glucose.  Fruit contains both fructose and glucose.

Anything you eat or drink will modify your blood sugar to some extent, but 
glucose is the primary trigger for insulin production.


> Fruit is forbidden because when it comes to macronutrients it's nothing 
> but
> *fructose* (i.e., naturally occurring fruit sugars), fiber and water. 
> That
> means that it digests quickly and is converted immediately to glucose, 
> i.e.
> *it spikes your blood sugar* (not as much as refined sugars, but enough to
> keep you from actually achieving the benefits of "induction".)  Fruit 
> juice
> is worse because it contains no fiber (fiber slows down the blood sugar
> spike a little.)
> Celia

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