Sucrose (table sugar) is a disaccharide made of 50% fructose and 50% glucose. Sucrose is metabolized primarily in the small intestine releasing equal parts glucose and fructose. Glucose causes insulin release and is rapidly cleared from the blood stream by insulin dependent channels. Fructose is independent of insulin and is rapidly taken up by the… Continue reading Sucrose (Table Sugar) is a Disaccharide Made of 50% Fructose and 50% Glucose.
Glucose and Fructose have different effects on the addiction centers in the brain. Fructose produced activation in the brain’s ‘reward circuit,’ and increased the desire for food. Glucose does not directly activate the reward center. American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. “Fructose and glucose: Brain reward circuits respond differently to two kinds of sugar.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 10… Continue reading Glucose and Fructose have Different Effects on The Brain.
For Type 2 Diabetes to occur, both insulin resistance and comparative inadequate insulin secretion must co-exist. For example, overweight individuals may have insulin resistance, but diabetes only develops in those who cannot increase insulin secretion sufficiently to compensate for their insulin resistance. Unfortunately, this period of hyperinsulinemia prior to the collapse of insulin production permits… Continue reading Insulin is The Disease, Glucose is Just The Symptom.
Fructose and glucose are both sugars, but they are not the same. High-fructose corn syrup was invented in the 1970s and began to replace regular sugar around 1975. The obesity epidemic coincides with the use of HFCS, and vegetable oils and ultra-processed grain also increased in the mid-1970s. The per capita consumption of HFCS —… Continue reading Fructose vs Glucose
Insulin is misunderstood by many, including patients and even physicians. Most physicians think of insulin as a hormone that pushes glucose into the cell by opening a channel. However, the truth is that insulin is primarily a fat-storage hormone and shifts metabolism from fat use as energy to fat as storage. In the absence of… Continue reading Insulin: What Most People Get Wrong