A 30-year-old male asked:
read that sucrose has very low gi compared to glucose.when sugar breaks in body,only glucose gets absorbed to bloodstream.so sucrose better sweetener?
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Dr. Ernest Degidio answered
19 years experience Family Medicine
Better = ?: Glycemic index (GI) is how fast a food raises your blood sugar, i.e. the glucose level in your blood. Sucrose has a lower GI than glucose, AND sucrose tastes sweeter than glucose. Also, higher GI is generally considered less healthy. So, I’d have to agree that sucrose is a “better” sweetener than glucose. Note: sucrose is still pretty bad, from a GI standpoint, just not as bad as glucose.
Answered on Dec 11, 2016
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