Sugar Detox

Sugar Detox

THE THREE TYPES OF SUGAR
GLUCOSE is the body’s main source of energy, mostly derived from starchy foods like vegetables and grains.
FRUCTOSE helps the body store calories, found in fruits and honey and other natural sweeteners like molasses, maple syrup, honey, agave nectar, jaggery (unrefined palm sugar), and unrefined cane sugar. These sources also contain trace amounts of minerals and other nutrients. Too much fructose or refined sugar can lead to high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or even cancer.
GALACTOSE occurs in dairy and breast milk.


FINDING FRUCTOSE
Johnson recommends eating less than 35 g of fructose a day, but keeping track of it can be tricky. Here’s a handy list of fructose-rich foods, excerpted from Johnson’s book, The Sugar Fix:
TABLE SUGAR, 1 tablespoon 2.0
PINEAPPLE, 1 slice 4.0
MOLASSES, 1 tablespoon 5.5
GRANOLA, 1/2 cup 7.0
BANANA, 1 medium 7.1
RAISIN BRAN, 1 cup 7.6
APPLE, medium 9.5
WATERMELON, 1/4 melon 11.3
GRAPES, seedless, 1 cup 12.4
APPLE PIE, 1 slice 16.5
CARROT CAKE, 1 slice 27.0
CHOCOLATE CAKE, 1 slice 37.0