Fruit-derived sugar is known as fructose. Fructose is broken down by the body slowly which allows the body more time to react to the sweetener that has been consumed. This puts less stress on the body – including the pancreas, which is good news for diabetics as they too can have sweet-tasting things without the worry of a sudden sugar spike.
Unlike sucrose (refined sugar), fructose is absorbed in the small intestines rather slowly and does not stimulate insulin secretion. The low amount of insulin required in fructose metabolism, combined with its slower rate of absorption into the blood stream compared with sucrose, makes fructose much less likely to create the immediate fluctuations in blood sugar levels that can set off hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) reactions.
The natural fruit sugar fructose has one of the lowest glycemic indexes of any food – with a rating of only 20, compared to 31 for skim milk, 59 for sucrose (ordinary table sugar), and 98 for an equal weight of mashed potatoes. This means that 1 ounce of fructose raises your blood sugar only about 1/3 as much as an ounce of sucrose and it releases only about 1/3 as much insulin. In fact, a mashed potato raises your blood sugar almost 5 times higher than a comparable amount of fructose.
The bottom line is that Trévo allows your body to do what it should do normally – what it was created to do – without an unhealthy sugar rush. So you feel better, clearer and have the energy to keep up with even your most hectic day.