The consumption of refined sugar has increased the rates of diabetes, obesity, attention deficit, metabolic syndrome, hyperactivity and more.Don't store avocado like this: it's dangerous
The consumption of refined sugar has increased the rates of diabetes, obesity, attention deficit, metabolic syndrome, hyperactivity and more.
When John Yudkin, founder of the Department of Nutrition at Queen Elizabeth College, London University, published in 1972 the harmful effects of sugar, numerous companies, including Coca Cola, and some scientists have begun to discredit it.
Thus refined sugar was endorsed as a health product and the increase in sales resulted in a increase in cases of obesity and cardiovascular disease in the United States and throughout the industrialized world.
According to research conducted by Wayne Potts, a biology professor at the University of Utah, a diet with 25 percent added sugar - about 12,5 percent dextrose or glucose and 12,5 percent fructose - it is harmful to health. This small dose of sugar can produce a series of metabolic changes that lead to premature death and reproductive problems.
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Here are some useful tips to reduce the consumption of refined sugar:
1) Don't eat habitually foods that contain more than 15 grams of sugar, with particular reference to baked goods, ice cream, sweetened yogurt and packaged fruit juices. Also pay attention to cocktails and fizzy drinks.
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2) Choose healthy foods that have not undergone industrial processing, such as dried legumes, fresh fruit, vegetables and dried fruit.
3) Resist the 'withdrawal' symptoms that will make us realize how addicted we are to drinks and sugary foods.
4) Prepare yours at home natural sweets without adding refined sugar and using, for example, naturally sweet fruit, such as bananas, dates or raisins. Refined sugar can be replaced, for example, with small quantities of rice syrup.
5) Choose the extra-dark chocolate. Can you give up candy or snacks but would never say no to chocolate? Then give your preference to extra-dark chocolate which has the lowest sugar content and the highest percentage of cocoa.
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Reduce sugar in the diet it doesn't mean giving up sweets completely. We need something sweet in life and in the diet. Above all, it is a question of trying to do without packaged products that contain a lot of sugar and looking for alternatives, starting, for example, with sweets and ice creams to be prepared with fresh fruit.
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What are your alternatives to refined sugar?