The Glycemic Index of various sweeteners

Glycemic Index of Sweeteners

The Glycemic Index of various sweeteners

How does your body respond to a variety of sweeteners? The Glycemic Index catalogues the blood sugar effects of foods. In simple terms, the higher the GI number of a food, the greater the impact will be on blood sugar and insulin levels.

Below is a table of sweeteners and their GI number taken from this article at fitsugar.com.

Sweetener GI
Glucose 96
Fructose 22
Lactose 46
Sucrose (white sugar) 64
Brown sugar 64
Barley malt syrup 42
Brown rice syrup 25
Raw honey 30
Agave syrup 15
High fructose corn syrup 62
Stevia less than 1
Sugar cane juice 43
Evaporated cane juice 55
Maple syrup 54
Black strap molasses 55

 

Josh Nekrep is a Winnipeg REALTOR currently on his own journey toward health and fitness.

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