Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sugar: Cancer suspect food

Macro photograph of a pile of sugar (saccharose)Image via WikipediaEverybody needs a little bit of sweetness specially in some of our foods, but too much sugar are link to cancer, diabetes,heart conditions and other life threatening conditions. When we eat food (carbohydrates), it is true that the body sorts out all the elements and eventually breaks down the constituents into simple sugars (glucose and fructose). Glucose is the major sugar present in blood and body tissues. This is a essential sugar because all cells, specially brain cells, depend on glucose. But there is no RDA or recommended daily allowance for any kind of sugar , including glucose. We are not required to eat a measure of glucose everyday. The specialized enzymes of the digestive tract are equipped to convert carbohydrates into the basic glucose slowly into blood stream during the metabolic process, along with other needed nutrients.

One of the most common misconceptions today is that a white sugar (which is not glucose, but sucrose) provides quick energy and is a good food. The catch is that sugar is not absorbed and metabolized in the body in the same efficient way as the complex carbohydrates are. When we eat sugar, it is rapidly absorbed and passed on the liver where it is converted to triglycerides. The triglycerides are released onto the bloodstream and end up being stored as fats deposits in the veins and tissues and it means high cholesterol build up. High cholesterol and triglycerides are implicated in the development of cancer and other life threatening conditions.

Cancer is fearful disease because terminal patients die so slowly and painfully. It is the most common cause of death. Nutrition, lifestyle and everyday environments create the most common cancer risks. This risk can be reduced by dietary and lifestyle changes
So think twice before you put sugar and sweets in your mouth, Taking care of yourself is like living in a sweet life.

4 comments:

Rachel said...

There are many sweeteners around these days so it is not necessary to have sugary foods really. However, are the health risks of the sweeteners worse than those of the sugar itself?

your "Health Assistant" said...

I think some of artificial sweeteners are not that good like aspartame try to read my old post about artificial foods pro's and con's

your "Health Assistant" said...

I think some of artificial sweeteners are not that good like aspartame try to read my old post about artificial foods pro's and con's
thanks for the comments

Laura-Junkfoodaholic.com said...

I agree. Sugar feeds all kinds of sickness and disease. Artificial sweeteners are even worse. The only sweetener that I think is healthy is the herb, stevia.

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