the sweet truth

a really cool article I found that lays it out about sugar:

Click HERE to read on.

I have to say, the more I’m learning about fructose metabolism, the more I’m really questioning my consumption of honey and agave as substitutions for table sugar.  The fructose is really the culprit, which is HIGH is honey and agave.  More research is needed, I think, as there are isomers of fructose (isomer = same basic structure with different specific configurations), and that may impact digestion.

Naturally as I know more, you’ll know more gang.

Good note: if you use unrefined sweeteners, such as honey and agave, you need LESS overall and LESS calories from sugar is a good thing in general!

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3 thoughts on “the sweet truth

  1. CJ December 1, 2009 / 6:15 pm

    darling dear, i had no luck connecting with the article. can you help me out.
    thanks,
    xo

  2. Alice December 17, 2009 / 5:14 am

    Thanks for keeping us informed Rebecca. It just seems like unrefined sweeteners would be better for us…it’s all interesting!

  3. Sasha December 22, 2009 / 6:34 pm

    Hi Rebecca,
    The thing about table sugar, from my understanding, is that table sugar is a double sugar, made out of two molecules of monosaccharides. So, it’s a disaccharide, right? which is harder to digest than say, honey, which is a monosaccharide and can easily penetrate the gut lining. So, for those with digestive disorders, or Candida concerns, like my daughter, Honey is preferable. That way it’s quickly digested, doesn’t ferment in the stomach, and allows her gut lining to continue healing, which is where we’re at with her. I’m no scientist but I get all this from the GAPS book. Sorry don’t know nothing about agave.
    Really missing your yoga classes!
    Sasha

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