Is There Such a Thing As Good Sugar?


Various Types of Sugar

  • Starch (from, for example bread, pasta, rice) consists of long chains of 100% glucose.
  • Plain sugar contains exactly 50% fructose and 50% glucose, purified from sugar beets or sugarcanes.
  • Honey has roughly the same sugar distribution as plain sugar
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup, the cheap sugar from corn that is used in, for example, American sodas and candy, is around 55% fructose and 45% glucose.
  • Agave nectar contains up to 90% fructose and the rest is glucose.

The higher the proportion of fructose is, the less sugar you have to eat before you get fat and diabetic.

Tall Tommy and Fat Freddy - the inconsistent medical profession

A mother takes her two teenage sons to the doctor.

Tall Tommy is 6ft 10in and weighs 16 stone.

The doctor diagnoses a growth hormone problem and prescribes medication. He doesn't tell Tommy eating too much is making him tall.

Fat Freddy is 5ft 2in and also weighs 16 stone.

The doctor tells Freddy to eat less and exercise more. Sloth and gluttony are making him fat.

Same weight, same cause (hormone problem) - completely different attitude.