Originally Posted by chopper
Hope that cupcake is a good one! I'm glad you did this experiment. Very interesting results, even for those of us not checking our sugar.
It was divine and way too small...I didn't know it was filled, nice surprise.
This experiment is important for folks who do not check their sugars, too.
Based on a study I read on NIH.gov about 8 months ago, the body uses the glucose component right away, fructose takes the body some work to break down so it is apt to store it as glucagon, what your body uses for emergency stores, when starving or in "Fight or Flight" responses...that rush of adrenalin uses up glucagon.
However, High Fructose Corn Syrups are manufactured, the body recognizes part of it but is not up to doing much with it, especially if it has a constant flush of them through the system. So the body stashes it in your liver after converting it to another energy source... FAT! This it creating fatty livers and fat people and also exhausts the body's ability to use it's own insulin effectively. There are your Type II Diabetics.