Diabetes is particularly affected by sugar intake as our bodies can become resistant to insulin over time following the standard Western sugary diet. The main function of insulin is to flush the insulin from the blood stream into cells. When our bodies grow resistant, the pancreas secretes extra insulin in order to cleanse the blood of the excess glucose.
The problem with this is that insulin stimulates the fat cells, to collect and store any fat that is in the blood stream. So the side effect of forcing more insulin into your system to rid the blood of sugar is that fat cells will mop up extra fat cells and store them for you. No thanks!
More worrying is the fact that the pancreas becomes damaged by the continual demand to produce more insulin, losing the ability to meet the need. This is essentially type II diabetes, which is rife in the Western World.
Processed sugary foods are essentially empty calories. They do not provide vitamins and minerals that the body requires to function. This often leads to nutrient deficiency in individuals that consume a diet filled with this non-food.
While fruit contains natural sugars it is important to note that they are a real food, containing fiber, water, vitamins and minerals. Fruit can be very beneficial as part of a balanced diet.
So below is the list of 56 commonly used names for sugar….seek and avoid!
Organic Raw Sugar
Corn Syrup Solids
High-fructose Corn Syrup
Cane Juice Crystals
Evaporated Cane Juice
Fruit Juice Concentrate
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