Many people don’t know how much sugar they eat each day and one of the reasons for that is that sugar is almost in all processed foods and you can’t keep on the track of the amount you are intaking.
SUGAR FEEDS DISEASE
Sugar includes both sucrose and fructose in the form of high fructose corn syrup, according to Gray Taubes’ lecture. Other researchers stated that fructose produces more metabolic harm than sucrose, but Taubes pointed out that this is a fruitless discussion. Both table sugar and fructose act as fuel for disease when consumed in excess, said Taubes.
Obesity and diabetes rates have skyrocketed worldwide as sugar consumption has risen. Taubes claims that one of the reasons it’s gotten this bad is because health professions are not seeing this problem from the right perspective. They really don’t understand the causes of obesity and diabetes. According to Taubes, it is totally wrong to believe that eating fat makes you fat. Not being able to burn fat makes you fat!
THE METABOLIC IMPACT OF SUGAR
Fructose is metabolized in your liver and glucose is metabolized in every cell of your body. The conventional view is that there are no bad foods, only bad behavior, but Taubes noted that this isn’t true. According to him, sugar has a toxic influence and he is not the only one who thinks that way.
Dr. Robert Lustig wrote in his study that even if you get the identical amount of calories from fructose or glucose, fructose and proteins or fructose and fat, the metabolic effect will be totally different. In his concept of fructose, he noted that different nutrients provoke different hormonal responses. Among other things, those hormonal responses determine how much fat you accumulate.
TIPS FOR REDUCING YOUR ADDED SUGAR INTAKE
- Eat real food
- Eliminate sugar you personally add to your food and drink
- Use Stevia instead of sugar or artificial sweeteners
- Use fresh fruits for meals or recipes calling for a bit of sweetness
- To add flavor to your meal use spices instead of sugar
Sugar is a primary dietary factor driving chronic disease development. Excessive fructose consumption is linked to dozens of different disease and health problems. So, a diet that promotes health should be very low in sugar and net carbs and high in healthy fats and high-quality protein.