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Fructose vs. Sucrose?
Here at The Source, we offer natural sugars like dates, maple syrup or the sweetness in the actual fruit itself.
There are natural alternatives to man made sugar ... a comparison truly like night and day. Fructose vs. Sucrose? It is something from the earth vs. something that has been chemically constructed. We are purists. Whatever Mother Earth gives us is what we use. You sink your teeth into an apple and that is what you get. It may be controversial that sucrose, to many, would be considered natural. It is the combination of certain sugars that have been taken from fruits and vegetables, like cane sugar and beetroot, which have been altered and constructed as table sugar. With that said, the aim here at The Source is to educate and inform people of their choices in their daily lives.
Sugar is one of the sources of energy for human beings.
On a physiological level, we are designed to use it as fuel. Whole foods are made up of a profile of all types of nutrients. Carbohydrates are one of these nutrients. Sugar from fruit and table sugar are two completely different things. One comes from the earth, while the other is manmade. When we refine something or extract it from its natural source, it doesn’t have the same properties and is left as only one piece of a very large jigsaw puzzle. All the natural reoccurring elements of the whole food are no longer present. You are not getting the same healing benefits from that food. Fructose sugar naturally occurs in a piece of fruit. It is wrapped in this incredible design in a perfect piece of food. When you extract it from the fruit and have it as a stand alone element, it no longer has the fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Now you have a piece of food that has little to no nutritional value. That is where you will hear the words "empty calories”. If you take a handful of table sugar and you eat it, you have now ingested hundreds of grams of sugar … maybe even thousands. In its natural form, as a whole food, it would be physically impossible to eat that much fruit to equal that much sugar. This leads us to the problem with manmade sugar, an ingredient largely responsible for the obesity and diabetes epidemic we have in today's society. The misconception is this: it is not the sugar that makes you fat, it is the fat that makes you fat. The lack of exercise and consumption of sugar, and of course, the standard American diet is why we have a health epidemic today. Manmade sugar gives you the ability to consume hundreds of times more than what you would normally get out of a whole food. This excess of sugar leaves your body in chaos while having to produce insulin to utilize it for energy. The standard American diet consists mostly of high fatty, high protein, and high sugary foods. The high fat in the diet is where you start developing insulin resistance by obstructing your body’s receptors to utilize sugar with the production of insulin. That is why here at The Source, we only offer whole foods, with very few exceptions.