Sugar is bad – everyone knows that. But why? Why is store-bought pastry so much worse than a bowl of grapes? This has been such a hot topic for strict keto lovers. There’s so much confusion! Let me break it down for you!
- The body processes a pastry’s sugar faster than it’d process the sugar of a grape. That is because FIBER slows down the digestion of sugar, and many fruits are rich in fiber.
- Foods loaded with refined sugar—such as industrial made pastries —have little to no fiber, allowing sugar to quickly travel through your bloodstream. This is why you experience a sugar crash after you enjoy anything with added sugar such as white, brown, coconut sugar, palm sugar, corn syrup, etc.
- Fruits have vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants and whenever you are to choose between a pastry made with sugar OR a handful of grapes, 🍇 will still be your best choice.
- The body metabolises fructose differently than glucose. Fruit is made out of 50% fructose, 50% glucose. WHAT MEANS?* BAP style.
- Fructose doesn’t raise blood glucose or insulin levels, but is rather used to make fat since metabolised in the liver.
But here’s why fructose is still better than glucose…
Glucose breaks down in the stomach and needs INSULIN to get into the bloodstream to metabolise. The surplus will be stored to try to keep our glucose levels as stable as possible all day long.
So do both pastries and grapes have sugar? Yes. Are they the same quality in a food ranking sheet? NO.
Shall I advise you like the rest of FITSPO INCLUENCERS “to eat everything you want in moderation”? 🤷🏼♀️ No.