Sue Marshall blogs about diabetes for Desang

High-Fructose Corn Syrup Makes You Fat | Xylitol and Stevia is Better | Beware Artifical Sweetners | March 2, 2010

Great article by Joe Garma looking at — in fact distilling — some of the confusion about sugar, explaining why some of it is good for you but much of it (in terms of the type of sugar — glucose or fructose) can be lousy for you, diabetic or not.

“Glucose is the sugar type that we all need. Our brains and each cell in our bodies are powered by glucose. Our bodies are designed to use it. As a result, nearly all of it that’s ingested is used — “burned up” — soon after ingested.

Fructose is the bad stuff, particularly high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and crystalline fructose. Fructose is a major contributor to:

* Insulin resistance and obesity…”

via High-Fructose Corn Syrup Makes You Fat | Xylitol and Stevia is Better | Beware Artifical Sweetners.

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