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Monday, August 22, 2016

13. Is the sweet sugar a dangerous nutrient in your food?

How harmful is sugar? How does sugar compare with fat? Which is more harmful to your health, sugar or fat? Answers to these questions were found from studies made on the level of saturated fat in the bodies of people consuming  sugar or carbohydrates and fat in varying proportions. The results of these studies revealed some surprising facts. Sugar can be more harmful to your health than you think!

Sugar is sweet and everyone likes sweet. Even the language calls the good things sweet. We are conditioned to like sweetness as a taste  both in conscious and  unconscious ways. But the harm that is being caused to people by the sweet sugar is quite serious. Diabetes, the disease caused by high sugar levels afflicts a large number of people in the world.

Studies show that the most harmful ingredient in our food is not saturated fat but sugar! People’s craving for  processed food that is rich in sugar and refined carbohydrates makes them more vulnerable to diabetes and heart disease. Though popular wisdom  has been blaming  food with high fat content for our ills, the fact is that if you eat foods that are rich in more fat but poor in carbohydrates, the total saturated fat in your blood can actually go down! This has been borne out by studies.

Eating food with less carbohydrate content will result in your body burning saturated fat preferentially. The saturated fat level was found to go up when people ate food rich in carbohydrates.

These conclusions have been confirmed by Dr. Jess S.Volek, a professor of Ohio State University and a world renowned expert on low carbohydrate research.

So, the message is clear. If you want good health, don’t focus on reducing fat content. Focus on reducing the consumption of sugar and carbohydrates. Discover for yourself what your balanced diet should be.

You can read the article of Jeff S. Volek here:


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