We get asked about sweeteners and healthy substitutes to sugar all the time, so we created an infographic to make it easier to see the most common sweeteners and their impact on blood sugar.
Normally, glycemic load is a better indicator of blood sugar impact and the resulting insulin reaction, but since sweeteners are more of an ingredient than a food, the glycemic index is easier to use in this case.
You will also notice that there are no artificial sweeteners listed here, like sucralose, aspartame, etc. because we feel they are to be avoided at ALL COSTS, so they don’t deserve to be listed here. High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), however, can be considered an artificial sweetener because it is so highly processed and it is listed here, but only to show how high it ranks on the scale with the others, to provide yet another reminder about why you should avoid it like the plague because it is actually one of the main contributors in the current obesity plague we are experiencing in the modern world.
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