Facts About Sugar What You Need To Know (part 1)
We need to know the truth about sugar. “The sugar in our bodies, glucose, is the primary fuel for the body and brain”, says David Levitsky, Ph.D., professor of psychology and nutritional sciences at Cornell University.
Health threat posed by sugar actually arise from a very personal level. Levitsky said, “People feel the sugar is tasty. Sweet foods tend to make us overeat. And overeating is what threatens the balance of energy in our bodies. ”
Read the following article to find out the real facts about sugar.
Facts About Sugar and Diabetes
Sugar Not Cause Diabetes
Too much sugar is yes. Diabetes means that your body can not dispose of glucose from your blood. And when glucose is not processed quickly enough, he can destroy the network, according to Levitsky. People with type 1 diabetes are born with such conditions, and not the sugar that causes diabetes. But overweight in children and adults can cause metabolic syndrome, which leads to type 2 diabetes.
Still according to Levitsky, the negative effects of eating lots of sugar is an increase in glucose. Pancreas and normal insulin receptors can be overcome, eliminating it from the blood, or store it in some form, such as fat.
The important note is the pancreas remain “normal.” Eating excessive force your pancreas to release insulin to work continuously. Eric Westman, MD, an obesity researcher at Duke University Medical Center, said that in this day and age, “It is possible that the high consumption of sugar in the long run lead to exhaustion of the pancreas. But researchers can not tell, because the body and diet every person is different, so it can not be equated to everyone.
To prevent you from diabetes, if you are overweight, watch your sugar intake. Research has shown for years that reducing 5 to 7 percent of excess weight you can reduce your risk of diabetes.
Facts About Sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)
Avoiding HFCS Only Will Not Prevent You From Obesity
In the 1970s and 1980s, the average weight of Americans increased along with the use of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) or high-fructose corn syrup in the food industry because they are cheap. But this is only a correlation, not a mean consumption of HFCS is always cause weight gain.
“Obesity occurs because too many calories” said Lillian Lien, MD, Medical Director of inpatient Diabetes Management at Duke University Medical Center. “It happens that many overweight people consuming lots of HFCS in soda and high Glycemic Index foods such as candy, snacks, white bread, and so on.
Dr. Westman noted that the effects of high Glycemic Index foods can be reduced by adding protein and healthy fats. For example spread peanut butter (protein and healthy fats) on bread (starch, which becomes glucose in the body) that will slow the absorption of sugar in your body.
So, you have to do not only by avoiding the consumption of sugar, but also on the total calories you eat each day. This is important because obesity is meant to make you at risk of developing various health problems is greater than thin people.
Well, there are some other facts about the sugar you need to know. Look forward to the next article.
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