Sugar, the food you find in almost all foods and drinks. We put it in your coffee or tea in the morning. Without it, glasses don’t taste the same since we addicted to it. Sugar used widely in baking cookies, crackers in many many foods. Maybe put it on oatmeal flakes and or in cereals in the morning for more flavor. But you can find them in other places. It lurks in the most beloved ‘ snacks ‘ that people consume daily, such as soft drinks, fruit juices, candies, and ice cream.
Also, we find in almost all processed foods, bread, meat, and even in your favorite seasonings, such as Worcestershire sauce and ketchup, dismisses humdrum. Most see the foods sweetened with sugar and some tasty snacks, plates, and irresistible.
But nutrition specialists think that three other words more appropriate to express the qualities of sugar: toxic, harmful addictive, and deadly. Sugar, in their opinion, is one of the most dangerous substances that can be eaten, and what is even more severe is the fact that it is omnipresent in the daily diet.
This intense sugar addiction is becoming more significant, not only among adults but also among children. But let’s see how it acts the sugar precisely in the body, and what are the side effects of consumption or exaggerated health?
Why is excess sugar consumption harmful to health? Nowadays, a Westerner (especially those who have a typical Western diet) consume an average of 22 teaspoons of sugar a day-the equivalent of two soft drinks and three times the recommended daily dose-totaling up to approx. 39 kg of sugar per annum. Is worrying, considering that in the 1700 media sugar consumed was only two kilograms of sugar a year-and these more healthy and natural sources such as fruits, not the processed foods that we find today in stores.
More alarming is the fact that people consume excessive amounts of sugar in the form of concentrated fructose or corn syrup rich in fructose.
This form of processed sugar is cheaper than regular sugar, but it’s a sweet 20%, which is why soft drinks manufacturers prefer to use to save money in the long run. Corn syrup rich in fructose is present in all forms of processed foods today.
The bad news is that the human body is not made to consume excessive amounts of sugar, especially in the form of concentrated fructose. The body metabolizes fructose differently concentrated the sugar. It is a hepatotoxin and is metabolized directly into fat-which can cause many problems with long-term effects upon health.
Effects of sugar consumption, exaggerated Dr. Robert Lustig, a professor at the Pediatric Clinic of the Department of Endocrinology at the University of California, Berkeley. Pioneer in the field of sugar is metabolizing decoding various forms. Says that the human body can metabolize smoothly at least six teaspoons of sugar a day. But because Westerners consume at least three times as much, most of the excess sugar into fat-devaluing to chronic debilitating metabolic diseases that people have to face.
Here are some of the effects of excess sugar consumption upon the health and affects the liver: Overburden.
The effects of consumption of sugar or fructose concentrated in excess can have the same effect as alcohol. All the concentrated fructose consumed reaches the only body that can carry it: the liver.
This severely affects the body and pushing him, leading to potential damage to the liver. Induces body in error and makes him take the weight, affecting insulin and leptin signaling.
Concentrated fructose metabolism misleads a neutralized appetite control system. It no longer stimulates insulin, which in turn suppresses ghrelin hunger hormone “, or,” which then no longer manages to stimulate leptin hormone or sensation of fullness. “This causes you to eat more and to develop insulin resistance — Triggers metabolic dysfunction.
Excess sugar consumption triggers a range of symptoms known as metabolic syndrome symptoms of high blood sugar if diabetes – primarily type 2 diabetes. Symptoms of high blood sugar often include;
Increased urination, especially at night
Low HDI and LDL
Increased high blood sugar
High triglycerides and blood pressure.
Increase the level of uric acid
High levels of uric acid increase the risk of heart disease and kidney disease. The connection between fructose, metabolic syndrome, and concentrated uric acid is sure now so that the level of uric acid can be used as an indicator of toxicity caused by concentrated fructose.
According to the latest research, the safest level of uric acid between 3 and 5.5 milligrams per deciliter. If you have a uric acid level higher than that, it’s clear that you’re in danger of feel the harmful effects of fructose focused on health.
Consumption of sugar increases the risk of illness. One of the most severe effects of sugar consumption exaggerated its potential to cause havoc in the liver, causing a disease called fatty liver disease nonalcoholic. Yes, the same condition that you can develop as a result of excessive alcohol consumption can develop as a result of excessive use of sugar. Dr. Lustig explains three striking similarities between alcohol and fructose the liver metabolizes alcohol: concentrated just like sugar, both of which converted from food fat carbohydrates. This leads to insulin resistance, fatty liver, and Dyslipidemia (abnormal level of fat in the blood) enters the concentrated Fructose the Maillard reaction with proteins.
This leads to the formation of free radicals. It is resulting in superoxide appearance of a condition that may be caused and acetaldehyde, a metabolite of ethanol.
Concentrated fructose can stimulate directly and indirectly ‘hedonic’ of the brain, leading to regular and addictive in the same way that acts and ethanol is not the only way in which sugar in excess can cause disasters in the body.
Studies carried out in the most respected institutions in the US confirm that sugar is a factor the leading food that leads to obesity and the development of chronic diseases. One study found that the concentrated fructose is easily used for multiplication of cancer cells’ feeds’ cancer cells, encouraging cell division, and accelerating their growth, allowing cancer to spread more quickly.
Alzheimer’s disease is another deadly disease that can be favored by high sugar consumption too. More and more studies show a close connection between eating fructose-rich concentrated and the risk of Alzheimer’s development through the same ways that it triggers and type 2 diabetes.
According to experts, Alzheimer’s and other diseases of the brain can be caused by the constant burning of glucose as an energy source for the brain.
Other diseases linked to metabolic syndrome, which can be triggered by excessive consumption of sugar are:
Type 2 diabetes
Problems with lipids
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
How to manage and to limit their consumption of sugar, in its natural form, is not necessarily bad, as long as moderately consumed.
It means that to avoid all sources of fructose concentrated, mainly processed foods and soft drinks. According to the website SugarScience.org, 74% of processed foods containing added sugar under various names over 60. Ideally, you should spend 90% of their food budget on whole foods and only 10% on processed products.
It also indicated a strict limitation of the consumption of refined carbohydrates (waffles, cereal, pretzels, etc.) and to ensure that they become sugar in the body, which increases insulin levels and insulin resistance. As a general recommendation, the total consumption of concentrated fructose should not exceed 25 grams per day. Artificial products as sucrose and aspartame and avoid them because they bring with them a whole host of other health problems much more severe than those caused by corn syrup or sugar.
Here are some additional tips related to nutrition: Healthy fat intake Increases, such as omega-3 and monounsaturated fats.
The body needs fat good vegetable origin for optimal operation. Among the best sources include olive oil, virgin coconut oil, raw nuts, avocado and Pecans, macadamia seed of flax, and hemp. Drink clear water and fluoride-free
Replace soft drinks and fruit juices processed with clean water, and you will bring a significant contributor to your health.
The best barometer for the demand of body fluid is urine color (it should be a light yellow) and frequent urination (ideal would be to urine seven-eight times per day). Consume fermented foods.
Good bacteria of these healthy foods help digestion and contribute to the detoxification process, which may reduce the pressure that puts on the concentrated fructose of the liver. Among the options, the best kimchi , natto, kefir, fermented vegetables as well. How can you get rid of the craving of eating sweet foods? Always there will be the temptation to eat sugary foods, especially when there is a large variety of both processed foods and fast foods. But most sweet cravings occur as a result of the challenges of emotionally. If this is the reason that you are craving for sweet, try emotional release technique (EFT Emotional Freedom Technique =). This technique of psychological acupressure is a simple and effective strategy that helps you keep your sweet cravings in check.
If you feel emotions and images of oneself are the reasons that make you eat foods full of sugar or other unhealthy temptations, then this technique is beneficial.
Prayer, meditation, music, and yoga are also practical tools that you can banish cravings for sweets.
Updated on 12/29/2019