This is the only sugar that won’t raise your blood sugar levels. But is it healthy? Learn more!
0:00 Introduction: What is the best type of sugar?
0:10 Sugar explained
1:45 Is fructose bad?
4:02 Is fructose keto-friendly?
5:00 The problem with fructose
6:00 Learn more about alternative sugars!
Today, we’re going to talk about the only type of sugar that won’t raise your blood sugar: fructose.
Fructose doesn’t increase your blood sugar levels, at least initially. Fructose is often recommended to diabetics because it doesn’t increase blood sugar levels, but there is another side of this that’s important to look at.
Fructose follows a different biochemical pathway than glucose. Glucose is absorbed by all of the cells, but fructose is only absorbed by the liver. What’s not absorbed can end up in the colon, where your microbes consume it, which can lead to digestive problems.
Fructose absorbed in the liver can be converted to glucose and stored as glycogen. When glycogen is stored in the liver, the body will start making triglycerides and cholesterol. Fructose can potentially lead to a fatty liver very quickly, which can then lead to insulin resistance and diabetes.
Even though fructose is low on the glycemic index and won’t directly raise your blood sugar, it can indirectly raise your blood sugar and lead to various health problems.
The good news is that there are keto-friendly alternative sugars that you can consume. Learn more about these in my next video.
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Dr. Berg, age 57, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.
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Thanks for watching! Even though fructose won’t raise your blood sugar, you should avoid it at all costs. I’ll see you in the next video.