Confused about sugar? Fructose can make you fat but glucose can kill you.

There seems to be as much confusion about sugar as there is interest at the moment, and mainly because of the random use of the word ‘sugar’. It is popularly used to refer to fructose – but it may also be referring to glucose or sucrose (the sugar we put in our coffee).

It is also virtually impossible to fully understand sugar without understanding insulin function. In my last post I wrote about fructose vs glucose but here I describe glucose, how it gets into our diet, how it affects our bodies, and the role of insulin, from A to … Continue reading

Concerned about fructose in your diet? This is what you need to know.

Today I saw a menu that included the option of ‘fructose free’. Given that fructose is present in virtually every vegetable or fruit that leaves very limited options: primarily meat, starchy vegetables, nuts and recipes that replace fructose with glucose.

I’m a Nutritionist, and I am at odds with the National Dietary Guidelines as is the ‘quit sugar camp’. BUT, there is a whole lot of misunderstanding about fructose, glucose and the health effects of a diet comprised of meat, potatoes and nuts!

Glucose is the principle cause of inflammation and cardiovascular disease in our diet. It is also the … Continue reading