Is there any type of sugar that's best for someone with diabetes?
what kind the sugar is the best to take when you have diabetes? Is brown sugar good for me?
I don't know for sure if it's better or worse than white cane sugar, You could search for its number on the glycemic index. Honey has a lower number than White, Guava nectar even lower. Honey is supposedly a brain booster as well, giving you better brain function for a few hours after you eat it. I cannot cite anything on this, my info comes from years of gathering info from naturalist web sites, cook books and magazines.
Stevia is from the Stevia herb leaves which are 95% pure glycosodes and erythritol and crystals granulated from naturally produced filler naturally found in fruits, vegetables and grains. This is a fine powder which is a great sweetener and one only needs a very small amount like 1/8 of a teaspoon to sweeten a cup of coffee or cocoa. It can be purchased online or at healthfood stores. I use it frequently though I'm not diabetic and it tastes great but don't know about it's use if you're diabetic.
Here is a copy of a glycemic index from the internet. The lower the glycemic index, the better. It's a matter of taste, and how much control you want to have over your diabetes. Good luck.
Sweetener/Glycemic Index; Stevia/< 1; Agave syrup/15; Fructose/22; Brown rice syrup/25; Raw honey/30; Barley malt syrup/42; Sugar cane juice/43; Lactose/46; Maple syrup/54; Evaporated cane juice/55; Black strap molasses /55; High fructose corn syrup;62; Sucrose (white sugar);64/ Brown sugar/64; Glucose/96;
So to answer your direct question - brown sugar is the same as white sugar, no better as a sweetener, no worse. If you are looking for sweetening which will affect your blood sugar less, stevia would be the best, however brown rice syrup has a great taste and is much lower on the glycemic scale than sugar.
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