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The war on sugar

Really interesting post on the impact of sugar, especially fructose on our bodies.

To read more on the soft drink aspect, please check out my Page – What’s Wrong With Soft Drinks?

Tony

Focus on food safety

The sweetness of ice cream can be overwhelming. The sweetness of ice-cream can be overwhelming.

The sweet tooth seems to require a treat now and then. But why are most food manufacturers overdoing the sweetness thingy. You have an ice-cream treat and although it initially tastes nice, after half is consumed you feel the sugar molecules crawling in your mouth with the sugar taste lingering for several hours. The same with a blueberry cheesecake. The sweetness is just overwhelming.

I could go on and on. I am not after sugar replacements, I just want the sweetness to be toned down.

Trend to reduce sugar intake

Actually, reducing sugar intake has become a key concern amongst many consumers. In a recent 2,500-strong European consumer survey, a quarter of those asked preferred low sugar food products, findings that seem to confirm the continuing shift in consumer efforts to reduce sugar intake. They also found that more than 60% of those surveyed…

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Sugar Explained

There is so much talk about sugar being bad for you, but the truth is that nothing can be too bad for you as long as it is consumed in moderation. Just because something contains sugar does not mean that it is not nutritious. For example, we cannot cut out fructose from our diets because then we would not be meeting our daily needs in fruit and we are at risk of deficiencies of various vitamins and minerals.

Your Health Share

I have found that when people are discussing sugar, they are usually talking about the ‘bad’ sugars such as those sugars found in cakes and chocolate. People often don’t realise that virtually everything we eat (with the exception of meat) contains some form of sugar, probably the most common being glucose. Glucose is one of the most important compounds in our diet as it is our body’s main source of fuel. It is a carbohydrate and is found in almost all the foods we eat. So, I always find it quite confusing and a little funny when people say “I quit sugar!’, or ‘Is there sugar in this?’, because I don’t really think they realise that almost everything we eat is actually made up of some sort of sugar.

The whole topic of sugar can be quite confusing. It has taken me a very long time to understand all the different…

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Which Do You Prefer? – Bacon and Eggs or A Bagel with Low Fat Cream Cheese?

This cutie from Pinterest can be a companion piece to How Processed Foods Hinder Weight Loss of two days ago.
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The carbs in your stomach digest faster than most other nutrients. Carbs used for energy are digested, flooding your bloodstream with glucose. Your body rapidly secretes insulin, which signals your body to store fat, in two ways: Insulin tells your fat cells to pull in fat from the bloodstream, making you fatter. Insulin tells your fat cells to prevent fatty acids from leaving, preventing you from becoming thinner.

I hope you will choose the bacon and eggs.

To read more about another good fat, check out my Page on Why You Should Include Coconut Oil in Your Diet. There are lots of good fats.

Tony

 

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