The differences between Natural and Refined Sugar
Refined Sugar is Poison. Natural sugar offers essential nutrients which keep the body healthy and help fight off diseases. As an example, natural sugar occurs in many fruits, vegetables and other plants. In comparison, all refined sugar has been extracted and heavily processed from sugar beets and sugar cane. Processed sugars have no essential nutrients and are not good for your body. Besides, they are high in calories and have no real nutritional value.
Why Sugar is Bad for you
Refined Sugar is Poison. Consuming refined added sugars can lead to adverse side effects. For example, headaches, low energy levels, inflammation and even hormonal imbalances. Because the body uses enzymes in its small intestine to break down sugar into glucose. As a result, glucose from carbohydrates is stored as an energy source. And your body can use them whenever needed. Consequently, any excess glucose will be converted into stored fat. This can lead to weight gain and obesity if you aren’t careful.
Processed Sugar is Addictive
Refined Sugar is Poison. Eating many refined, added sugars can lead to headaches, low energy levels, and inflammation. In this case, knowing it is not good for you, stopping or reducing sugar may be the answer. However, there’s a reason why sugar is hard to give up. For one, it’s delicious, but sugar also causes the opioid receptors in your brain to activate. As a result, it triggers your neurological rewards system to flare up. In other words, sugar makes you feel good emotionally. When you stop taking sugar, you will get withdrawal symptoms, but they do not last long.
Sugar Helps to Age you Faster
When you consume a large dose of sugar, it affects your immune system. Firstly, it temporarily suppresses the immune system, which can last a few hours. So, if you are snacking on sweet food items a few times a day, you are reducing the immunity in your body. Secondly, sugar can cause unnecessary inflammation that is helping to enhance the ageing process.
Human Growth Hormone(HGH)
Human growth hormone release from your 40s is naturally slowly reducing it’s called (Somatopause) so with reduced HGH levels. In this case, the last thing you want is any further reduction. However, high sugar levels do suppress the release of HGH. So, avoid foods that have high sugar levels and help slow the ageing process.
Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs)
Excess Sugar can produce toxic compounds called advanced glycation end products, or, AGEs. Consequently, AGEs essentially throw the ageing process into an advanced state. And much of the damage done by AGEs is irreversible. In this case, reduce your sugar or your sugar may reduce you.
Insulin Levels are Raised by Sugar
When sugar enters the body, it causes your blood sugar levels to spike. However, shortly after, your pancreas will release a dose of insulin to help clear sugar from your blood into your cells. As a result, blood sugar levels go down, and insulin levels return to normal. As an example, when you eat a lot of sugar, you’re constantly calling for insulin, and that can have a serious effect on you. So then, over time, it takes more and more insulin to get the job done. As a result, eventually, your pancreas could stop responding to the call. In conclusion, you’re now an insulin-dependent diabetic Finally, exposing your cells and organs to chronically high insulin levels will accelerate the ageing process.
Refined (Processed) sugar is not a good choice for anyone. However, it is an even worse choice for older people. Refined sugars may increase your risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. They are also linked to a higher likelihood of depression, dementia, liver disease, and certain types of cancer. Besides, I do not take sugar in tea or coffee; in fact, I hardly ever buy it. When I stopped using sugar, it was hard for a few days. Before I could drink tea without any sugar, I used a small amount of honey and slowly reduced it. By the way, it was not a long process. And I was sugar-free within two weeks. So you could be the same believe me it is a much healthier option.
Important Note *
Remember that everyone is different, and it is ultimately YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to find what your body responds to… Please do your own due diligence before trying anything new, including getting Medical Advice to ensure your safety and peace of mind.
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