If your intention is to continue consuming sugar, you should be aware of the health risks related to sugar consumption. Although many can not imagine life without sweets, one scientific research shows that sugar is not good for our health.
Тhe research results suggest many reasons why should we eliminate sugar and sweets from our diet, and here are some of them:
-Sugar is not food – it presents calories with low nutritional value which make your body use vitamins from other organs during the sugar processing.
-Sugar is full of calories which create fat.
-Sugar makes us nervous – there is a connection between increased sugar level and disorders such as anxiety, depression and schizophrenia, due to high levels of insulin and adrenaline.
-Sugar causes diabetes, heart and kidney disease – excess sugar hinders the normal function of the pancreas.
-Sugar damages our teeth – sugar acts like an acid dissolving the enamel on teeth.
-Sugar destroys the immune system – inhibits the body to defend against diseases.
-Sugar creates wrinkles – the high sugar level destroys collagen.
-Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in your body.
-Sugar slows down the enzyme function.
-- Sugar can cause hormonal imbalances such as increased estrogen in men and aggravates PMS in women.
-- Sugar can cause tendon weakness.
-- Sugar can increase your systolic blood pressure.
-- Too much sugar damages the pancreas.
Our advice is to look up for “no-sugar added” options or products made with Stevia. (It is calorie-free and hundreds of times sweeter than table sugar). Avoid artificial sweeteners, and you can reduce the adverse effect of insulin absorption.
If you use sweetener packets, you should take Sun Crystals, a combination of sugar and natural stevia that contains five calories per serving. Change your granulated white sugar (which is highly refined) with organic, unbleached sugar or unrefined brown sugar (raw sugar) which is slightly purified.
Other natural sweeteners can be found in: pure maple syrup, barley malt, molasses, agave nectar, rice syrup and honey.
-The best sugar sources are: fruits, vegetables and cereals !
Hidden sugar often comes with other names, such as glucose, sucrose, dextrose, lactose, fructose … But today we can find many products known as sugar-free.
Unfortunately, this often means that these products contain artificial sweeteners – chemical compounds not recognized by our body as food, so avoid saccharin and aspartame.
Sugar is found in all carbonated drinks, juices, cookies and other sweets, canned food, bread, beer, cigarettes, mayonnaise and various dressings, ketchup, dried soups, potato chips, instant tea and instant coffee.
Stopping the sugar consumption does not mean giving up of sweets!
The best way to get this is to eat quality desserts and sweets with grain sweeteners, such as barley, rice, corn, millet. These sweeteners look similar to honey but have milder flavour, and unlike honey contain complex sugar (polysaccharides).
These natural sweeteners are made of grains and contain maltose (grain sugar) and B vitamins. Such cereal sweeteners can be found in health food stores. The main source of high quality sugar are grains, vegetables and fruit.
Unlike white sugar, honey is an outstanding food, which by its composition fully corresponds to the physiological needs of the human body and in many cases can be a useful substitute for white sugar.