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Old 09-29-2009, 01:37 PM   #11
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Re: Dextrose

the original poster was asking to alternative to corn dextrose. I dont think dextrose is made from anything but cornstarch.

As for the rest of the post greg... sorry I am a GI index... I try hard not have my glucose swing too high .. too fast.
since most foods have glucose sucrose and fructose.. glycogen replenishment is going to happen regardless

Your 1 large apple
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http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/f...-juices/1809/2
Carbohydrates Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Total Carbohydrate17.3g
6%
Dietary Fiber3.0g12%
Starch0.1g
Sugars13.0g
Sucrose2588mg
Glucose3038mg
Fructose7375mg
Lactose 0.0mg
Maltose 0.0mg
Galactose0.0mg


Honestly .. greg.. i am missing your point.
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Old 09-29-2009, 02:19 PM   #12
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Re: Dextrose

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the original poster was asking to alternative to corn dextrose. I dont think dextrose is made from anything but cornstarch.

As for the rest of the post greg... sorry I am a GI index... I try hard not have my glucose swing too high .. too fast.
since most foods have glucose sucrose and fructose.. glycogen replenishment is going to happen regardless

Your 1 large apple
wfs
http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/f...-juices/1809/2
Carbohydrates Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Total Carbohydrate17.3g
6%
Dietary Fiber3.0g12%
Starch0.1g
Sugars13.0g
Sucrose2588mg
Glucose3038mg
Fructose7375mg
Lactose 0.0mg
Maltose 0.0mg
Galactose0.0mg


Honestly .. greg.. i am missing your point.
okay.. so greg your saying that for a pow drink.. having dextrose in it is better you want to have the insulin spike?
yet the glucose in food is going to illicit same thing ... rise in insulin.. its fast maybe not as the nano sec that dextrose does.. but glycolysis going to happen.
I have missed your boat... sorry.
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:31 PM   #13
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Re: Dextrose

Dextrose is not better for your health, no. But depending on your goals, dextrose or a similarly fast acting sugar could be favorable to something like fruit that doesn't spike your insulin in the same matter.

Milk is a good example of a natural food that stimulates a large insulin release and thus can lead to some pretty good muscle gains if taken pre/peri/post.

Insulin is extremely anabolic, not just in the lipogenic sense (if controlled through timing).
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Old 10-01-2009, 02:33 PM   #14
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Re: Dextrose

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Your 1 large apple
wfs
http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/f...-juices/1809/2
Carbohydrates Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Total Carbohydrate17.3g
6%
Dietary Fiber3.0g12%
Starch0.1g
Sugars13.0g
Sucrose2588mg
Glucose3038mg
Fructose7375mg
Lactose 0.0mg
Maltose 0.0mg
Galactose0.0mg


Honestly .. greg.. i am missing your point.
I was wondering if some one could unconfuse me. The above ingredients list sucrose, glucose, and fructose. I thought sucrose (regular old table sugar) was half glucose and half fructose, so why would it be listed separately from the glucose and fructose? Is it because when glucose and fructose are combined in a certain way they become a third substance called sucrose? I'd appreciate it if someone could shed some light on this. This has me thoroughly confused and I'm not having any luck in finding an understandable explanation via the Internet.

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Old 10-01-2009, 08:44 PM   #15
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Re: Dextrose

Fructose glucose and galactose are mono saccharides

any two of the above form 1 diasaccharides. One combination is glucose + fructose= sucrose. It's a natural occurance is some fruits , veggies and grains. To get table sugar there is a refining process involved.
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