What is Date Sugar, and how do you use it?
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Date Sugar Nutrition Benefits and Values
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Date Sucrose vs. Fructose vs. Glucose in Blood Sugar Levels
Sucrose, glucose, and fructose are three types of sugar containing the same number of calories, gram for gram. However, they differ in their chemical structures and the way the body digests and metabolizes them. Glucose and Fructose are two sugars that occur naturally in fruits like dates. Each has its own pathway to be used for energy. Glucose is absorbed first into the blood stream for quick energy and fructose is processed second for a time released energy. This energy is stored and used by muscles. This has been shown to benefit athletes in endurance sports giving a more constant source of energy in a time released form.
Sucrose is made up of fructose and glucose. Your body breaks sucrose apart so you can absorb fructose and glucose. Also, the Glycemic (blood sugar) response is slower in fructose giving a lower Glycemic Index.
The glycemic index is a value used to measure how much specific foods increase blood sugar levels. Dates are equal parts glucose and fructose with a low GI of 42 which means they are less likely to spike your blood sugar levels, making them a safer choice for people concerned about sugar intake.
Dates add natural sweetness with a lower GI than sugar. This comes from the Date’s natural dietary fibers, sorbitol, and antioxidant polyphenols. Because dates have dietary fiber, they help you feel full.
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Healthy alternative to refined sugars