Glucose is the energy of life
From our brain, to our organs and muscles, every cell in your body can use glucose, it’s what we are supposed to eat. In fact, glucose is such a great fuel that just about everything living in the world can utilise this sugar. It’s that good!
Glucose is easily absorbed
During digestion glucose is absorbed directly into the blood stream. When we eat glucose the body uses around 80% of the glucose as it travels through the body. Then the last 20% ends up in the liver, which knows exactly what to do with it.
Compare this with Fructose. Fructose is also absorbed into the blood stream during digestion. But when fructose is going through your body all your cells say, “Ah, no thanks don’t need that” and the poor liver gets hit with whatever the body couldn’t breakdown. Often close to 100% of what you consumed especially if there’s no fibre.
Your liver knows exactly what to do with Glucose
The liver converts the 20% glucose to glycogen and can store a large amount of it. It’s a non-toxic form of sugar storage and you can use this up at other times e.g. during exercise.
Glucose is important to your appetite control
Glucose provides a feedback loop between the glucose levels, the liver, pancreas and brain. This helps you to keep a normal eating pattern and a normal energy balance.
Cooking with Glucose is easy
Using The Sugar Breakup Dextrose you can still make your favourite biscuits, cakes and pudding. Learn more about cooking with The Sugar Breakup Dextrose here.
Glucose is a good type of sugar
But don’t forget, Glucose is still a type of sugar and a fuel. You still want to make sure you eat this in a balanced way and returning your body to an energy stable state by being fructose free will certainly help.