Sugaris a simple carbohydrate present naturally in some foods and drinks. It’s alsoadded in some foods and drinks. Unlike those that naturally occurring, addedsugars provide no nutritional value. Added sugars are a poor source of energyas the body digest them very quickly.
Today,over-consumption of sugar is the number one cause of obesity. It’s loaded into themajority of processed foods and even on unsuspecting places like sauces, bread,frozen fruits and salad dressings. Sugar contributes to a whole host ofnegative health effect that’s why you should avoid them even if you are off thediet.
Hereare 6 reasons why you should avoid sugar:
Your body can become insulin resistant when there is an excessamount of sugar in your blood. This stops your pancreas from doing its jobproperly which can lead to diabetes. Excess amount of insulin in the blood alsosignals your body to store fats which can lead to obesity. In addition, mostsugary drinks and foods are high in calories. Too much consumption will onlymake you gain weight even with regular exercise.
Ice cream, cakes, pastries and soda are high-sugar foods thatalmost all people love to eat. However, all these are just empty calories withno nutrient value. If you eat a lot of these foods, you won’t be getting theright nutrient your body needs to stave off illness and diseases.
Sugar is addictive that when you eat sugar-rich food it causesa dopamine release in the brain. Dopamine is a feel-good chemical, the same onethat’s activated by prohibited drugs. In fact, sugar is not only addictive buteven more rewarding and attractive to the brain, making it difficult for you tostop eating once you’ve started consuming them.
Cancer loves sugar. High sugar intake increases your risk fromcolon cancer, breast cancer and other cancers. Sugar causes your body toproduce excessive insulin which encourages the growth of cancer cells.
Sugar can cause damages to collagen and elastin productionwhich causes premature aging. It attaches to proteins in your bloodstream whichresults in an advanced glycation end product.
High sugar intake can lower the good cholesterol and increasesthe bad cholesterol and triglycerides in your body which increases your risk ofheart diseases.
How much sugar should you eat?
Cutting out all forms of sugar in your diet may seem next toimpossible but at least try to do them especially when you are on the very lowcalorie diet. You may start incorporating back sugar slowly into your dietduring phase 3 of the HCG Diet. The recommended amount of sugar for women mustbe less than 100 calories, that’s about 24 grams or 6 teaspoons. The recommendedamount of sugar for men is 150 calories, about 36 grams or 9 teaspoons.
Stick with naturally occurring sugar like those found infruits and vegetables. Sugar from these form won’t do damages to your bodyunlike the processed one.