Very good question, but what is sugar, anyway?
At least three different sugars considered “Sugar”: the first is sucrose – common “table sugar”, the second fructose, and the third glucose.The simplest form of carbohydrate is glucose, which is:
– a universal fuel for our bodies
– the only fuel source for our brain, red blood cells, and a growing fetus
– the main sourse of energy for our muscles during strenuous exercise
And also we have another “sugars” – disaccharids, oligosaccharides and complex carbs (polysaccharides).
A few years ago simple sugars were “bad” choice of carbohydrate and complex carbohydrate were the “good” choice.But now, with availiability of glycemic index and glycemic responce, everybody could easily calculate GL , read a food label and avoid large fluctuations in blood glucose level during the day.
With regards, Miroslava.