Is there any difference between the sugars consumed in drinks or those consumed in food?

Posted 07 August 2014

The body breaks down each type of sugar in exactly the same way, irrespective of where it comes from. For example, sucrose in an apple is broken down in exactly the same as the sucrose in your sugar bowl. However, the rate of which the sucrose is absorbed can vary depending on if the source is a solid or liquid food, for example in an apple or apple juice.