Sugar is one of the most popular products in our diet, but nevertheless very dangerous. Everyone knows that the excessive use of this sweetness has a bad effect on health.
We do not suspect that there are so many sugars in products that as a result, an average person eats about 22 teaspoons of such a substance a day. Is this small? But do not panic, because most of the fears about sugar are just myths.
It is worthwhile to figure out whether we have the right idea in general about this product? Is sugar really so bad that it should be completely excluded from the diet?
Sugar is harmful to health, so it can not be used categorically.
Nutritionists say that there is a so-called “hidden” sugar. He hides in ready-made food, and we often do not even suspect it. Meanwhile, producers generously add sugar to different foods, in the same home cooking without it anywhere. As a result, we get more sugar than our body needs. If you drink carbonated water, in general there is a sweet, then the consumption of useful products will decrease. Such a person will eventually gain extra pounds, begin to experience problems with the stomach and other digestive organs. Do not stigmatize sugar, because the right food without overeating, with the presence of useful products in the diet allows you to pamper yourself and sweet dessert. And it will go even for the benefit – the figure of harm will not be any, but the mood will improve.
Most of the sugar is absorbed into the body from sweets and sweets.
There are people who see the main source of sugar in sweets, categorically refusing to use them. In fact, everything is not so straightforward. Sugar enters the body from various drinks and even from sauces. For example, in one tablespoon of conventional tomato sauce contains a whole teaspoon of sugar. So the enemy is not so obvious.
That sugar, which is contained in sweets and sweets, is completely different than in the fruit.
All sweet fruits contain exactly the same sugar as in the usual sweets. Only here the concentration in fruits and berries is much less. In addition, entering our body, it still brings with it useful vitamins and minerals. The same sugar that we get, for example, with biscuits, is burned because of its higher concentration is slower. As a result, blood sugar rises, and then pressure. It is the difference in the rate of digestion that gave rise to this myth, there is no difference in the type of sugar.
The use of sugar leads to the appearance of diabetes.
It is foolish to deny the direct link between sugar and diabetes. However, the most common type of diseases, the second, appears due to overeating of any products, not only sugar-containing ones. The more food that enters the body, the more glucose, and therefore insulin is required for its processing. This disease does not appear instantaneously, the process is stretched in time. There will come a time when the cells will not be able to absorb excessive amounts of insulin. This will lead to a jump in blood sugar levels, and diabetes develops. And although they talk about diabetes, sugar in this case is clearly not the main culprit of the disease.
Because of sugar, the skin is prematurely aging.
But such a statement just finds support from specialists. For youth and elasticity of the skin, the protein is collagen, which is able to bind with sugar. As a result, this process does not have a very good effect on the skin condition. Collagen begins to gradually lose its properties, this is manifested in the accelerated aging and withering of the skin.
Sugar makes a person hyperactive.
That the sweet leads to hyperactivity speak a lot and often. As a proof of this fact, children are brought in, who ate on the holidays of sweets and cakes and begin to rage, breaking free from the control of adults.This gave rise to the view that children should not be given a sweet night, because they will not be able to calm down. But studies have shown that hyperactivity is not associated with the amount eaten, but with the release of adrenaline into the blood, which is due to excitement and excitement. So do not expect that the cake eaten before the start of the sporting event will trigger the records.
Because of sugar people get fat.
Many believe that if you sharply limit the use of sugar, you can quickly lose weight. This opinion is incorrect. If the food is balanced, then sugar alone does not add an extra kilogram, because the carbons in fat will not turn. It turns out that sugar is even less caloric than protein or alcohol. Where did this myth come from? Getting into the body, sugar causes a feeling of fatigue and hunger, because the level of insulin falls. So the excessive consumption of sugar generates only increased appetite, and this already leads to weight gain. If there is a desire to lose weight, then it is necessary to limit the consumption of fats. The pancreas, which produces insulin, is involved in the assimilation and cleavage of sugar in the body. If it works without failures, then there will be no fatigue. That’s only the body for a day can process a certain amount of sugar – 50-60 grams, which corresponds to 10-12 spoonfuls. Given the sugar content in various foods, in pure form doctors recommend eating no more than two teaspoons a day.
Sugar can be different.
There are indeed many kinds, varieties of sugar and its names. That and sucrose, and maltose, lactose, glucose, treacle, honey, fructose, palm, cane and brown sugar, corn syrup … But they all act on our body the same way. As a result, a person realizes that it is rather difficult to live without all these sugars. So it is necessary to observe the measure, so as not to harm the body.
It is better to eat brown, cane sugar.
Recently, cane sugar has become particularly popular. Doctors say that it contains more useful substances needed for the nervous and cardiovascular system, rather than in refined sugar. In fact, this is not always the case, besides, not every brown sugar is reed. Consumers also buy sugar, paying attention only to color, and not to the origin of the product. Recent research has revealed that there is very little cane sugar in Russia. Forgery can be distinguished only by dropping a piece of sugar into boiling water and stirring there. If the water turns yellow, it’s a fake-this can not happen with real cane sugar. In this case, it is worth talking about emitted brown sugar.
Brown sugar is a slow carbohydrate.
Today it has become fashionable to use unconventional brown sugar. In addition, it is commonly believed that such a product refers to slow carbohydrates. Therefore, this sugar is absorbed by the body very slowly, so it does not turn into fat. This myth is profitable to promote the producers of brown sugar, which demonstrate its elitism and ecological purity. Nutritionists also believe that this product contains undesirable impurities, and he himself is more caloric.
There is a dependence on sugar.
Actually, the dependence, if it exists, is not sugar, but starch. Why are people so despondent to the sweet? It’s all about genetics, a person is programmed in this way by nature. Now progress has given us the opportunity to count calories, and earlier sweet taste signaled to people that this food is nutritious and rich in nutrients, that it is not poisonous. Scientists, however, found the gene, which is responsible for love and cravings for sweets. However, it is possible to accustom oneself to eat less sugar. The same chocolate should be divided into three parts, eating them not immediately, but for three days. The sugar is necessary for an organism, you just have to remember about the measure.
Without sugar and life will be sweeter.
There are also people who are ready to completely give up sugar. But Polish doctors have proved that the lack of sugar in the diet will be harmful. The fact is that glucose activates blood circulation in the spinal cord and brain. So with the termination of receipt of sugar, sclerotic changes will begin. As a result, this can lead eventually to the onset of dystrophic processes. Atherosclerotic plaques will begin to form, and the motor activity of the joints will begin to decrease. Russian doctors believe that sugar helps the liver and spleen in their work. Therefore, people with diseases of these organs are even prescribed a diet in which the sweet is given increased attention.
Instead of natural sugar, it is better to use a substitute, artificial analog.
Lose weight with the help of a substitute does not work, do not put yourself to hope. After all, each tablet contains about the same number of calories as in a spoonful of sugar. It is worth considering and the fact that the substitute was invented specifically for diabetics, but a healthy person such food can even be harmful. Some sugar substitutes in case of misuse can even cause health problems. It should also be taken into account that this product is still synthetic. As a result, the reaction to it kidney and liver may be negative. There is an opinion that sugar substitutes may even be oncological progressors.
The soda contains a lot of sugar.
When we drink sweet soda water, we do not even suspect how much sugar it contains. And you can verify this fact and make sure yourself. To do this, pour the soda into a saucepan and put it on the stove. When the water evaporates, a dark liquid mass remains at the bottom. It is actually a concentrated sugar syrup. By measuring its volume, you can find out that half a glass of sugar is dissolved in half a liter of carbonated water. But this volume is one and a half times higher than the daily rate necessary for a person.
Sugar causes caries.
It is difficult to deny the fact that before entering the stomach, sweet carbohydrates first pass through the mouth. And if there is at least a small hole, the sugar in it will be an excellent nutrient medium for caries bacteria, usually streptococci. Only here among the products that cause caries, sugar is by no means the main thing. Studies have shown that much more dangerous in this regard is baking, white bread, biscuits and raisins. So do not give up on their use of caramel or milk chocolate. It turned out that five minutes after consuming the same amount of oatmeal cookies and milk chocolate, only 1% of chocolate and 44% of oat flour remained on the teeth. And the reason here is quite simple – in the mouth are often delayed viscous products, they eventually become an occasion for visiting the dentist.