Sugar


Research analysis by and verified by the Examine.com Research Team. Last updated on Jul 22, 2018.

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Questions and answers regarding Sugar

Q: Is sugar more filling than HFCS?

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Q: How do I increase insulin sensitivity?

A: Exercise frequently (resistance training and aerobic training are both beneficial), eat better (in this regard, less processed carbohydrates and more vegetables), and lose weight. Supplements can help, but are better when the diet and exercise are in order

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Q: Did you know that sugary fruits could help regulate... blood sugar?

A: Fruits like mangos can help regulate blood sugar due to the presence of phytonutrients

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Q: Fructose vs Glucose vs HFCS

A: A study found no differences in the consumption of fructose versus high-fructose corn syrup versus glucose

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Q: Are energy drinks bad for you?

A: Case studies have linked energy drinks to adverse effects, especially on the cardiovascular system, but the overall risk of something bad happening is low and context-dependent.

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Q: What is the difference between high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and sugar?

A: HFCS and sugar are essentially equivalent as far as the body is concerned.

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Q: Is high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) worse than sugar?

A: There is currently no evidence to suggest that HFCS is any worse than sugar. Both high fructose corn syrup and sugar are essentially the same; the difference between them is too small to matter in moderate consumption, and in excess both are harmful to health.

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