There are a lot of sugars out there! This series has brought lots of questions, comments, and not a little discussion and disagreement. Several people asked me to do a summing up of what I found. Let me stress that the judgements here are mine. I found lots of contradictory info on every single product. I weighed all the factors: the validity of the Web sites, the clinical studies, and scientific data available as well as the anecdotal evidence. Still — I could be wrong. I encourage you to look at the factors and decide for yourself.
5. Agave nectar — 15 to 30 calories per teaspoon. High in fructose which is metabolized in the liver and goes straight to fat production. Glycemic index: 30
4. Table sugar — 16 calories per teaspoon. Inexpensive at about $.50 a pound. No health benefits. Causes tooth decay and is a major factor in obesity. Glycemic index: 65
3. Sucralose (Splenda) Zero calories. Artificial and linked with chlorine — a pesticide. Glycemic index: 80.
Eating to live and living for Christ,
Susan Jordan Brown