Focus on sugar

In the world of healthy eating is never quiet. Over the past few years we have witnessed a hunt for oil, which was supposed to blame for the fact that we are gaining weight and also has a direct impact on life expectancy. Then, about a fat little forgotten and began celiac fever. Now the focus of sugar. Fortunately, science is making progress in understanding how to really work our bodies, and the World Health Organization promotes the knowledge gained ...

In the past year, WHO has made a very bold move, calling on people to limit their intake of sugar index not exceeding 5% of total calories per day. This is a very sharp decline, because, for example, according to the Office of FDA Food and Drug Administration, the average American gets with the sugar about 16% of calories. In order to better visualize the sugars contained in the products they plan to change the product labels, so that they reflect the real amount of sugar added during the manufacturing process.
The situation is aggravated by the sugar that corporations engaged in the production of food and beverages, deliberately misinform the consumer through various advertising campaigns, as well as try to conceal or downplay the real health risks.

Yes, it is harmful
Initially considered guilty more profitable production of substitute regular sugar in soda and other products - syrup, high-fructose. Due to differences in the chemical composition of suction in the case of them faster. However, more accurate and long-term studies, the results of which are now available, show that any sugar dangerous even sugarcane.
At first, sugar was considered one of the causes of obesity, diabetes, as well as an additional risk factor for cancer. Now sugar is regarded as an independent risk factor that can cause a variety of cardiovascular diseases and chronic diseases, including cirrhosis and dementia.
15-year study, published this spring in the Journal of the American Heart Association Internal Medicine, showed that people who receive sugar more than a quarter of the calories a day have twice the increased risk of dying from one of comorbidities than those in whose diet Sugar accounts for less than 10% of total calories. At the same gender, age, level of physical activity and body mass index are not important. Excessive consumption of sugar is killing everyone equally

Excess sugar makes us not only fat, but also ill. Sugar also affects mental health, causing an increased risk of depression.
Stronger than cocaine
Even more alarming evidence of growing numbers depending on the sugar. It's one thing when you cease to use a harmful product and not feel discomfort. But if there is involved dependency, it becomes really uncomfortable.
Since the experiments on human beings are not welcome, reveal the essence of sugar had rats. Its consumption is really addictive, stimulating areas of the brain responsible for pleasure. Interestingly, the sugar in the course of the experiments worked on these centers is stronger than cocaine.

Nancy Appleton, Doctor of Psychology and author of Suicide By Sugar: A Startling Look at Our # 1 National Addiction, called the key problem is that, although our mind says "I do not want it," our body says "I care" . And manufacturers, in turn, are in no hurry to prevent, as far as a wide range of products containing sugar.
According to the Harvard School of Public Health, more than 70% of Americans daily consume more than 22 teaspoons of sugar. It sounds impossible, but it is necessary to count the sugar in all foods that inattentive to food a person eats in a day (including one seems to be not very sweet yoghurt, sweet and sour sauce to the dinner side dish, a couple of cookies and candy for a snack and a glass of sweet tea) how everything falls into place.
If we adhere to specified at the outset WHO recommendations "are not more than 5% of the calories of sugar a day," then that person will have to meet the six teaspoons (at a rate of 2000 kcal per day).

Not for the sake of fitness
The most cunning sugar-containing product - drinks, including soda. We are not even talking about those huge two-liter bottles, which are sold in supermarkets and luring a lower price relative to the volume, or the huge glass of cola, which can now be ordered at fast food restaurants.
The manufacturer is trying to create in our minds the idea that if you drink "sport", it always useful, well, or at least not harmful. So there were all kinds of fitness bottle with fluids that sort should drink before or during exercise. However, do not rush to buy a miracle, because there is the same sugar and salt is still there (only no gas).

Fabio Comana, a professor at the University of San Diego and a representative of the National Academy of Sports Medicine United States, considers it unnecessary consumption of sugar before training:
If you're going to the gym and your workout is 60 minutes or less, you do not need extra sugar and the fitness drinks. All that you need during training - is water. Your meals will give you rest.
The exception may be the athletes whose training lasts at least 90 minutes, and very intense.

Beware of fakes
This, of course, talking about sweeteners. Despite the fact that they seem to be the salvation for those who can not live without soda, but does not want to get fat, Diet Coke and similar things can be harmful in the long run. More recent studies on the subject suggest that dietary carbonated water also contributes to obesity, type II diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases.
Sweeteners deceive our receptors, causing the brain to think that we got a real sugar, but that did not happen. As a result, seriously destabilized metabolism.

Another very important point about the choice of products, - the ability to recognize a part of the sugar. Even if the advertising and packaging assure you that it is completely healthy and useful product, the reality may be exactly the opposite. Look for carbohydrate content. If a lot of them, then you are actually going to use the extra calories without any nutritional benefit to the organism.
Whenever it comes to nutrition, the topic will inevitably get food corporation.

Businesses need a lot of time before they will create something from which a person experiences the same pleasure as sugar. They know that sugar is addictive and people will come for the addition.
Unfortunately, the huge advertising budgets allow them to create any illusion in the eyes of consumers. These companies benefit from producing food, working as a drug.



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