"The road makes me afraid." - Dr. Lewis Cantley, Cancer Researcher
Additive sugar is the worst ingredient in a modern diet.
Awareness about these harm c Its has increased significantly in the past few years.
Although there are many people who want you to believe, the empty calories are just Floating part of the iceberg.
Because of the high content of simple fructose sugars, sugar can wreak havoc on your metabolism.
Excessive consumption increases cholesterol and triglycerides, insulin resistance and accumulation of fat in the liver and abdominal cavity in just 10 weeks .
Sugar additive (and its dangerous brother is a high fructose corn syrup) is believed to be the main agent of the world's leading fatal diseases including obesity, diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. letter .
But today there are many types of sweeteners from sugar "healthy" on the market.
The problem for many of them is that they are just as harmful as regular sugar.
In some cases, these healthy sugars even worse and they are also listed as "healthy foods" according to advertising.
Here are six truly "healthy" sugars.
1. Agave nectar (Agave)
(often called buttery syrup) is a sweetener that is very popular in the health community from nature.
This sweetener is offered as a healthy alternative to sugar because of its low glycemic index.
(GI) measures the ability of food to make blood sugar suddenly increase. Some studies show that eating a lot of high GI foods is unhealthy .
But the toxic effects of sugar have little to do with the glycemic index and are very much related to the large fructose, and the nectar has a fructose content. high .
Fructose does not increase blood sugar or insulin for a short time, but when consumed in large amounts it will lead to insulin resistance, a long-term effect will increase blood sugar and insulin levels regularly .
Having a high blood sugar level in a short period of time is not bad, but chronic hypertension (rising at all times) is a disaster.
For this reason, the fructose content in sugar is a much larger problem than the glycemic index. Conventional sugars contain about 50% fructose, while losers are about 70-90% fructose.
Considering the weight, the true nectar much worse compared to ordinary sugar.
2. Organic sugar cane sugar
I see a lot of sweet "healthy products" made by sugar Organic coarse.
Don't let the name fool you, this is just the way.
Sugar cane is grown in an organic way and is still sugar and whether it is "raw" or not does not make any difference.
This method of processing sweeteners may differ from the "regular" sugar sold in supermarkets, but the chemical composition is the same.
The most important thing is that your body will not recognize the difference. Sugar will decay into glucose and fructose in the digestive tract and will have The same effect up metabolism.
The fact is, raw organic sugar cane absolutely same with regular sugar.
3. Dried sugarcane juice
I often see "dried sugarcane juice" on processed food labels.
Don't let the name fool you, dry sugarcane juice is just an illusory name for sugar.
This is the blatant deception of food manufacturers to hide consumers' true sugar content.
If you find "dry" and "water" in the same word on the material label, you should wonder what manufacturers are trying to cover up.
When sweeteners reach the intestine and liver, your body will not notice any difference between "dry" and refined sugar or corn fructose.
4. Brown sugar
Formed as a byproduct of sugar production.
After the sugar has been refined and processed, a small amount of molasses is sometimes added. This makes the sugar brown and it is called brown sugar.
Molasses contains about 50% sugar, but they also contain a small amount of minerals .
Simply put, brown sugar is a regular sugar mixed with some fairly healthy and less dense sugar.
Very little amount of minerals does NOT compensate for other negative health effects.
5. Coconut sugar
Coconut sugar taken from plastic (liquid sweet rotated) of coconut trees.
The method of production is very natural, it simply extracts sweet liquid, then evaporates the water.
Coconut sugar contains a small amount of fiber and some nutrients, while also has a lower blood sugar index than regular sugar .
But again, the glycemic index is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the harmful effects of sugar. What is really important is whether this product contains a lot of fructose.
Coconut sugar actually contains lots of fructose. It contains a small amount of free fructose, but 75-80% is sucrose, which is a semi-fructose form . Therefore, the total amount of fructose in coconut sugar is about 35-45%.
Because the amount of fructose is slightly lower than sugar, and the amount of fiber and nutrients is minimal, you can assume that coconut sugar is less healthy than regular sugar when considering weight.
However, "less healthy" than sugar does NOT make it healthy.
Honey Contains some nutrients, including antioxidants and small amounts of vitamins and minerals . It contains about 80% of sugar by weight .
However, some studies have compared honey to true sugar and note that honey is less harmful to metabolism .
Like coconut sugar, honey is "less harmful" than regular sugar. But again, less harmful than sugar doesn't make it healthy.
If you are healthy, using honey of good quality is fine. It is definitely a better choice than real sugar or high fructose corn syrup.
But honey is not a harmless sweetener and will definitely not help you weight loss , like some people want you to believe.
All the sugar you eat goes down the intestine, decays into glucose and fructose, and finally to the liver.
Your liver doesn't know (or notice) whether the sugar you eat is organic or not.