Some Bitter Facts About Sugar…
In India, sugar is considered to be propitious as most of the Indians believe” One should start any auspicious work with a tinge of sweetness”.
Sugar is a mere synonym of sweet. Sugar is an indelible ingredient in most of the culinary dishes. Right from the beverages to cakes, sugar is indispensably used. It has just become an edacious component in our day-to-day life.
We crave sugar only for its sweet savor, but, we don’t crave for its pros and cons right? Looking at the other side of the coin is very essential to meet the demands of our daily living.
Having known the Palatableness of sugar, let’s see how unpalatable sugar is…
Sugar is considered to be as dangerous as the consumption of alcohol. Many people are obsessed with the intake of sugar (in the form of fructose). We are oblivious of the further repercussions due to the excess usage of sugar.
Robert Lustig, an American doctor has thrown light onto this issue. According to him, sugar is venomous and toxic to our health. He argues that it is due to the high intake of fructose (particularly soft drinks), the liver gets damaged. It also instigates metabolic dysfunction.
HIGH –SUGAR FOODS:-
Soft drinks are stuffed with superfluous amount of sugar. Now, people look for no season to drink this. Do you have any idea how many teaspoons of sugar is added in one single bottle? Not just two or three, surprisingly, 13 teaspoons of sugar is added!!! So, basically if you drink one bottle, then you’re taking 13 teaspoons of sugar at a stretch. It’s just too much for our human body.
Children and teens often get fed up with studies, but never with eating chocolates. They are highly in craze to nab the chocolates present everywhere. The sugar content varies depending on the types of chocolates. It may range from 8-10 teaspoons which is dangerous to our immune system.
After candies, it should be cakes that we often hanker for. Most of us can’t stop drooling over these delicious cakes. Nearly 83% of sugar content is used in these cakes and it may exceed depending on the size of the cake.
Consequences of high intake of sugar:
- Tooth decay
- High cholesterol
- Type 2 diabetes
- Cardiovascular disease
So, better plan your diet with less sugar instead of deteriorating your metabolic rates.
“The less your intake of sugar, the more your chances of being healthy”.