What is glucose?
Glucose occurs naturally in certain foods such as fruits, milk, honey and many vegetables.
What makes glucose important?
Glucose is rapidly absorbed into the blood stream, which makes it one of the most popular foods for providing immediate energy and nourishment.
I can remember vividly that on sport day in primary school glucose is often placed on oranges and given to children who are running races as a means to quick energy supplements. Glucose is also given to persons who are sick and unable to eat.
Who should take glucose?
Glucose is a beneficial food for children and adults in normal health, and for mothers who are nursing.
What are is glucose good for?
Glucose is helpful for a host of conditions such as:
- Loss of appetite
- Cyclical vomiting
- Travel sickness
How to use glucose
1-2 tablespoons 3 times a day.
1/2-1 tablespoon 3 times a day, or in moderate quantities to suit individual requirements.
Glucose can also be given through intravenous drip.
Glucose as an alternative to sugar
Glucose is not a sweet as normal sucrose sugar, but dissolves rapidly, making it a convenient substitute or additive.
Glucose is a healthier option to sugar because it adds nourishment while enhancing the flavor of common food such as fruits, desserts, baked dishes and hot or cold drinks. While sugar damages the brain, glucose is what the brain needs to function properly.