Facts About Sugar What You Need To Know(part 2)
Facts About Sugar and Fat
Too Much Blood Sugar Will Charge You With Fat
Studies from several years ago has shown that eating too much fructose, the natural sugar in fruit and also added to processed foods, can improve blood fat levels. And while a relatively small amount in the fruit does not need to worry about, a study at the University of Minnesota shows that consumption of large amounts of fructose that we consume is from processed foods to prove that high fructose consumption will increase triglycerides.
Why? Your body can not metabolize the sweet snacks as fast as you can eat, says Levitsky. So put some glucose from the liver snacks into your bloodstream, or save them for later use. But if the tank is at the heart is full, the excess into triglycerides. Fructose of snacks you eat get into your heart as well, but instead deposited into your bloodstream, but rather is stored as glycogen. Your liver can store about 90 to 100 grams of glycogen, then convert the excess into fat (triglycerides).
By maintaining a healthy weight, most people can keep their triglyceride levels at an acceptable level. “If you are overweight or gain weight, fat will accumulate and be a marker of heart disease and stroke,” says Levitsky.
If you’re one of those people are overweight, your first step is to stop the sugary and starchy foods, beer, and sweet drinks. Your body is not made to handle that much sugar. Consider that you have to eat four apples in order to consume the same amount of fructose with one large McDonald’s Coke.
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
Too Much Sugar Hitting Your Body Systems
Doctors commonly use the oral glucose tolerance test or an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) to diagnose prediabetes and diabetes. To undergo OGTT, you need to consume 75 grams of glucose to see how your body systems to process sugar. It’s kind of a shock test sugar intake.
But the 24-ounce sodas often contain more than 75 grams of sugar, chances are most of the HFCS. About half of the 75 grams of sugar fructose is shaped so that the shock test using the soda might be worse than the test from a doctor.
Severe hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) can cause blurred vision, excessive thirst and frequent urination. Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is more easy to recognize, that you feel weak, cold sweats, and anxiety, blurred vision, or fatigue several hours after the intake of sugar that much. OGTT would be more accurate than normal fasting blood glucose test to see this.
Avoid surges Blood Sugar
Reduce the occurrence of surge Blood Sugar Helps You Live Longer
If you are accustomed to eating large amounts of food, excessive alcohol, and less activity, then you will probably shorten your life, even if you include an ideal weight. Repeated blood sugar spikes stress the organs that make up your body’s metabolic engine.
And you may not see. “People can live without symptoms for years in a state of prediabetes even though they have lost as much as 50 percent of their pancreas function” said Dr.. Lien. “And they do not even know about it.”, He added. People with prediabetes have the same health risks with diabetes, especially for heart disease.
So start thinking about what you put into your mouth. Sugar makes you addicted, with a good taste makes you continue to want to consume it without feeling full. Limit all high Glycemic Index foods such as high sugary drinks, sweet snacks, potatoes, pasta, bread, pancakes, and so on. “The less stress you place on your body system, the longer your body will function properly” Levitsky said. And stop blaming sugar for all your health problems. The point is in yourself.
That’s all the facts about the sugar you need to know, so now you know what to do with the sugar, for the sake of your health.
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