Wednesday, April 3, 2013

More On Simple Sugars

Starchy vegetables (potatoes, corn, sweet peas) and grain products (pasta, cereal, breads) are converted quickly to simple sugars.  They significantly increase insulin levels resulting in increased fat storage for those with insulin resistance. 
Non-starchy, low glycemic (low sugar) fruits and vegetabes have minimal impact on insulin levels and will provide healthy vitamins, minerals and fiber in addition to minimizing fat storage.  
Raw honey is also a complete/complex sugar which has a low glycemic index and will not cause insulin levels to spike.  Raw honey does not contribute to insulin resistance and fat storage.  
As with any sugar, raw honey and fruit should never be the mainstay of your diet.

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