I was wondering is all sugar the same, like all types for example:
Sugar found in potatoes/rice? Sugar found in fruit? Sugar found in honey? Sugar found in milk? White sugar?
Are all the above types the same, do they act in the same way as each other? What will cause a high spike?
asked bysunandmoon (501)
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on April 02, 2013
at 05:05 PM
No, sugars are not the same. There are two main kinds, glucose and fructose. They are different and are metabolized by the body in very different ways. There's also starch which is a polymer of glucose and will break down to just glucose in your gut.
White sugar is 50% glucose, 50% fructose. Starch (potatoes/rice) is pretty much all glucose. Fruit is a mix of glucose and fructose, depends on the fruit. Same for honey.