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Fructose… victim or villain?

Fructose (a.k.a “fruit sugar”) is used to sweeten many modern processed foods due to its sweetness and low cost. On the plus side, fructose has a lower glycemic index value than glucose and does not require as much insulin to metabolise. On the downside, fructose is processed directly by the liver, does not trigger appetite […]

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is sugar really toxic?

You may have noticed a lot of people quitting sugar [1] or saying sugar is toxic. [2] But what does the food insulin index data have to say about sugar?  Is it any different to other forms of carbohydrate? The chart below of sugar content versus insulin demand indicates that sugar plays some role in insulin, however […]

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