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Clients often ask me about the difference between sweeteners in terms of health and weight loss. Below is a great visual for understanding the blood sugar effect on the body of various types of sugars that are commonly added to foods. The GI number on the right of each listed sweetener refers to the Glycemic Index, or the amount by which any given food raises your blood sugar.

The highest number on the chart is 100 and goes to glucose and dextrose. The closer to 100 the GI number, the greater the blood sugar spike from that particular sweetener.

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