Is sugar good for you?
Lots of people love to eat sugary things. Sugar is present in everything. In some things, its quantity is too much. But here is a question that, Is sugar good for you? Well, According to the researches, Sugar is not good for health. But people just do not care about it and are taking it like Oxygen. We all know that the consumption of sugar in big amount is bad for health. Besides this, we are just playing with our health.
Which Is Best Sugar?
Well, the best sugar is that which directly comes from foods with natural sugar. It tend to be low in Calories and Sodium and is high in water content and of course many Vitamins and Minerals. The Lactose presents in milk comes with a healthy serving of Protein that provides sustained energy, which keeps you full longer than the sugars in a Soda. It would be better to reduce the intake of white sugar, and instead go for alternatives like:
- Brown Sugar
- Organic Sugar
- Demerara Sugar
- Coconut Sugar
Diseases Caused By Sugar
The intake of Sugar in big amount increases the high risk of diseases like High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Type-2 Diabetes, Obesity, Insulin Resistance, Inflammation and other Heart Diseases. It also affects the immune function. It causes Tooth Decay. High Sugar diet can lead to Chromium deficiency. It causes Glucose levels to spike and plummet. It affects your skin and accelerates age. It increases Stress. It affects Cognition in children.
What Sugar Does To Our Body
We all are eating sugar on daily basis. We only know that it is sweet and have good taste. But, Has anybody ever thought about that what Sugar does to our body? I think No. Basically sugar is made up from Sugarcane. According to the researches, When the process of making White Sugar completes, the amount of Phosphorus, which is very much high in sugarcane, completely finished. When the sugar goes into your body, it takes a lot of time to digest and when it melts or breaks into pieces in your body, it makes an acid. While the acid always present in our stomach. When this acid mets with our stomach’s acid, it becomes more harmfull. So, for this avoid white sugar and eat there alternatives and live healthy.
Sugar vs Jaggery
Sugar and Jaggery both comes from Sugarcane. But the process of making them is totally different. While Sugar and Jaggery, both contains 60 calories per teaspoon, Jaggery being unrefined is absorbed more slowly. Thus, it does not increase Blood Sugar levels as rapidly as Sugar. When Jaggery goes in our body, it is transformed into ALKALINE form thus helps in balancing the acid already present in our stomach. White sugar itself takes a lot of time to digest. Jaggery digests all that we eat. Jaggery is good for treating Throat and Lung Infections. Jaggery is becoming more popular as a healthy replacement for Sugar. Besides this, Jaggery has the power to cure the damaged Liver and also keep our Liver in healthy condition. Infact, Jaggery is loaded with many essential nutrients, such as Vitamins and Minerals that plays a big role in many Metabolic and boosting the immunity process.