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GI Value For Sugar

Sugar and The Glycemic Index (GI)

Table sugar or refined sugar (sucrose) has an intermediate GI value (about 60-65). This is due to the fact that it's a disaccharide (double sugar) comprising one glucose molecule (GI value 100) plus one fructose molecule (GI value 19). Thus sugar has less of an effect on blood glucose levels than most people think. Indeed most sugars, such as honey, lactose and sucrose have less impact on blood glucose than (say) white flour foods, and can therefore safely be included in a lower-GI diet.

GI Diet Advice About Carb Consumption

High blood sugar is associated with numerous metabolic disorders, including: obesity, impaired glucose tolerance, pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance syndrome and heart disease. As far as diet and food is concerned, the best way to maintain optimal control over your blood glucose is to choose sugar carbs with a lower GI value.

GI Values For Types of Sugar

Honey GI
Lactose GI
Maltose GI
Sucrose GI
Strawberry Jam GI

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Carbs-Information.com provides general information about the glycemic index (GI), glycemic load (GL), low GI diets, GI value for all food groups, health problems of high blood glucose including metabolic disorders such as pre-diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance, insulin resistance, hyperinsulinism as well as type 1 and type 2 diabetes. But no information is intended as a substitute for medical advice. Copyright 2003-2018.