Whether it’s cheat day or you’re looking for a quick way to replenish glycogen stores after a crazy-intense workout, finding a smart way to indulge your sweet tooth can get confusing when there are dozens of sugars and sugar alternatives on the market, from agave to monk fruit to stevia to date syrup. Especially with this latest advancement.
This rare sugar is found in nature and, chemically speaking, is almost identical to ordinary sugar. It has the same formula, only the hydrogen and oxygen atoms are arranged slightly differently from that of fructose and glucose. Because of this, your body won’t turn it into calories.
Tate & Lyle conducted a study and found two-thirds of their 14-person study group that consumed alluose excreted the compound in their urine without it being significantly metabolized. Basically, the sugar didn’t ferment or break down in the body. Is this sweet, sweet news too good to be true? It’s hard to tell yet, but some say yes.