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
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