What sugars are good for you?

Mudassir Ali
Feb 07, 2020 03:20 PM 0 Answers
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Mudassir Ali
- Feb 07, 2020 03:20 PM

Strictly speaking, sugar isn’t good or bad for you – it’s a quick fuel. If you have a healthy metabolism, healthy weight and good insulin resistance, some sugar will be fine, but it doesn’t have any nutrients – it’s just energy.

If your metabolism is slow, you’re dramatically overweight or you have metabolic disorders like fatty liver or diabetes, sugar should be avoided.

The only time sugar would be considered to be “good” for you might be if it’s bound up with fat and protein in dairy or in fiber with fruit.

Fruit juice and fruit-derivatives are almost always bad; in fact fructose (fruit sugar) is strictly worse than table sugar because fructose puts a strain on the liver, as it’s the only place it can be processed (cells can’t use fructose strictly speaking unless it’s converted to glucose in the liver).

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