Our body need sugar but how much is enough for us?

Refined sugar is added only in sweets. At least that’s what we think. But the truth is different. This sugar is present in meat, dairy and bakery products, as well as in all non-alcoholic drinks. 74% of processed foods contain refined sugar. And even eject the sweets from our menu, we’ll still put it above the recommended value.

According to the legal norms, producers are due to emphasize all the ingredients of the declaration. Unfortunately, industrial sugar is often added under hidden names (maltax, dextrose, corn syrup, rice or barley sweetener). It is important to know how these supplements are related to the body. And behave like refined sugar. Producers are not obliged to indicate how much sugar has been added and how much it naturally has, for example, in fruit or milk.

Recommended daily doses of refined sugar (1 teaspoon = 4 grams of sugar)

children 3 to 6 teaspoons depending on growth and daily activities
women 6 teaspoons
men 9 teaspoons

Sweet venom

Experts are concerned about an unbalanced amount that can be toxic to the liver just like alcohol.

If excessive consumption of refined sugar is consumed for a long time, a balance in the production of hormones that normalize the work of the organism is disturbed. Sugar consumption increases blood glucose levels leading to the release of insulin from the pancreas. Excessive levels of insulin lead to the formation of fatty deposits.

To control the sweet poison, you need:

When we make sweets, we reduce the amount of sugar for a third or a quarter
Choose chocolate with a higher percentage of cocoa
Natural juices instead of industrial
Fewer processed products
If sugar falls, bring with you dates or raisins
Children to learn to eat fruits.
Candies made at home are always a better choice than industrial ones


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