Friday, 15 August 2014
Why Sugar ain't so sweet..
However all sugars are not equal. The sugar you add to your tea in the morning resembles nothing like its natural state.
The juice extracted from the plant is boiled, then evaporated until it crystallises, and then spun until the wet juice evaporates leaving solid crystals . This is repeated twice more and then served up to you, so you can go down a path of sweet tasting foods and a lifetime of health problems.
'Humans are smart enough to produce their own food, yet dumb enough to eat it'
But on the other hand , the natural occurring sugars in fruit have the perfect balance of fats ,fiber or protein to allow the sugar to slowly enter your bloodstream leaving your blood sugar levels balanced and your cravings at bay.
Sugar casuses your pancreas to secret insulin ,(the hormone that delivers glucose to your bloodstream), if you eat an excess of sugar ( more than 6 teaspoons a day) your chances of becoming 'insulin resistance ' grow. This condition leads to heart diseases and type 2 diabetes.
I can't stress the dangers of sugar enough. It leads to weight gain, heart problems , diabetes, obesity, addiction, liver problems, cancer and a lot more.
Honey, agave nectar(vegan) or stevia are substitutes to help you reduce the amount of sugar in your diet. However looking out for sugar free versions of foods and drinks such as coke zero. Although they contain no sugar or calories , they often contain aspartame or acesulfame k. These are by far the most dangerous artificial calories on the market. It still confuses me how they are currently legal. These are much more harmful than sugar and will damage your body and cause weight gain. I will do another blog post on them in the future.
Thanks for reading,