Some Sugar Makes you Hungry

As you may know here at Cielito Lindo Ranch we provide community meals made to our own special healthy dietary guidelines. Most foods are local, organic, and healthy. We especially avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup. For years we’ve sought definitive answers on what kinds of sugar are “good for you” and “bad for you” and the response we’ve gotten time and time again is “all sugars are the same”.

This article provides a different conclusion and it looks like we’ve been right all along.

From Yale University:

Different kinds of sugar affect the brain differently, specifically the feeling of satiety, according to a new Yale University study.

According to the researchers, “increases in fructose consumption have paralleled the increasing prevalence of obesity, and high-fructose diets are thought to promote weight gain and insulin resistance.”

Consumption of fructose, which includes refined table sugar (technically sucrose, a combination of fructose and glucose) and high-fructose corn syrup, led to smaller increases in circulating satiety hormones compared to glucose ingestion, the researchers found. Glucose is found in fruits and vegetables and in starchy foods like bread, pasta and rice. In fact, the study found that administration of fructose actually provokes feeding in rodents, while glucose administration promotes satiety. The experiment involved…

Read the rest of the article here.

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