Sugar Guides and Info

The purpose of this site is to educate the reader about the dangers of Fructose and to chronicle my journey through the sugar filled wasteland that is our food environment.  But take heart, not all sugar is bad! Sugar compounds that come from Glucose or Galactose are perfectly fine as our body can regulate these sugars just fine.  This is a list of good and bad sugars, what you will find is the good sugars are made from Glucose and Galactose and the bad sugars are mostly Fructose-based.  I have also included a “Your Call” section between the Good and Bad, these are mostly synthetic sugars.  They are for the most part calorie free and won’t increase you weight, but they are also mostly synthetic or chemically engineered and that freaks me out a little.  For my purposes, I don’t eat them either but it’s totally fine if you do.  Thanks to How Much Sugar for putting this list together.

Good Sugars

  • Corn Syrup
  • Dextrose
  • Glucose
  • Glucose Syrup
  • Lactose
  • Malt
  • Maltose
  • Maltodextrin
  • Maltodextrose

Your Call

  • Acesulphame Potassium
  • Alitame
  • Aspartame
  • Aspartame-acesuphame
  • Cyclamates
  • Erythritol
  • Neotame
  • Saccarin
  • Stevia
  • Sucralose
  • Thaumatin
  • Xylitol

Bad Sugars

  • Agave Syrup
  • Fructose
  • Fruit Juice Extract
  • Golden Syrup
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Honey
  • Inulin
  • Isomalt
  • Lactitol
  • Litesse
  • Maltitol
  • Mannitol
  • Maple Syrup
  • Molasses
  • Polydextrose
  • Resistant Maltodextrin
  • Sorbitol
  • Sucrose (Table Sugar)
  • Wheat Dextrin

19 Replies to “Sugar Guides and Info”

    1. I live a loonooog way from where you live but if I was there I would hug you. You are so real and open. I am learning so many lessons from you. Thank you.

    1. I love chicken stnfoargof Mary, but I've never been able to find a recipe which tastes that good. Looks like I'm going to have to try this one out! All the best, Natasha.

  1. I am almost in tears. I’m on my Kindle, and your ad strip at the bottom of your page is keeping me from navigating your site. I want to read everything, but now I’m aggravated (after 30 minutes) and am leaving. I’ll try again another day. Thank you.

  2. Hi Aarn, It has come to my notice that virtually all corn grown in the US is now genetically modified? and for this reason and the inherint danger of ingesting carsinogenics I now refuse all foods containing Corn Syrup, I’m also aware that most of the grain crop there is simular, I also note that the banned in EU “Roundup” is being used widely on the grains, which means even the bread produced from same is a carsinogenic these products are produced by Monsanto’s orgaisation, need I say more? what’s your take on this? John.

    1. I’ve seen a lot of info about this both for and against and what I’ve decided is that I just don’t know but the nice thing about a ketogenic diet is I don’t eat any grains so it’s not really a concern for me either way.

  3. I see Stevia is on the bad list. I was under the impression from articles I’ve read that it is processed from a natural plant, so I’m wondering what makes it bad. And why is Erythritol a good sugar?

    1. Stevia is on the “Your Call” list which means it is a synthetic sugar that contains no fructose. It’s actually my sweetener of choice so I’m a big fan. Erythritol is a “good sugar” because it is a sugar alcohol that contains no fructose. It has the added bonus of not raising blood sugar and is typically mixed with stevia to make the liquid form so I end up using this as well with my stevia. This list is just a list of what does and doesn’t contain fructose.

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