Sugar

Sugar Substitutes

Spend some time and find a natural sugar substitutes for use in your daily diet. Since artificial sweeteners aren't good for us and refined sugars can be hard on our pancreas and lead to insulin resistance and high fructose corn syrup is implicated in a number of health issues, what can we do? Are there… Read More

High Fructose Corn Syrup: HFCS

HFCS permeates our food supply; we couldn't avoid it if we tried. It appears in almost all processed foods, all kinds of soft drinks, almost all commercial baked goods, salad dressings, soups, yogurt and many, many more. This is important to know since high fructose corn syrup really does some bad things to our health… Read More

Natural Sugar

Natural sugars are unknown for most of the general population. When sugar comes to mind, table sugar, or sucrose, is what normal people think of. The refined sugar should be avoided entirely but it's still better than artificial sweeteners or high fructose corn syrup. In actuality, there are hundreds of sugars that occur naturally in… Read More

Cutting Carbohydrates and Sugars?

Carbohydrates get no respect. Somehow the idea got spread around that carbs make us fat so the low-carb or no carb diets became the rage; sort of like the low-fat or no-fat diets. That's about the time that the obesity epidemic started in the U.S. Can we do without these nutrients? Yes, for a short… Read More

Sugar Determines the Blood Types

Blood typing is another area where the sugars are vital. The only difference between blood types is the presence or absence of one of the sugar molecules. Type "O" is changed to Type "A" by the addition of one molecule of N-acetylgalactosamine; and is changed to Type "B" by adding one galactose molecule. (See diagram… Read More

Why we need Sugars?

First is that the 100 billion neurons in our body require an insulating cover on those nerve's axons. That insulation, called a myelin sheath, is composed of 80% fat and 20% protein. The 80% fat is a glycolipid and galactocerebroside. Those are complex molecules of fat and sugars, joined to produce the myelin that wraps… Read More