Health Myths: Sugar is Bad For You

Because the health myth says that sugar is bad for you, you really do have to wonder if this is true.  Well, not exactly! Sugar is extremely important to your body. There are actually 8 sugars that are known to be essential to your health. These sugars are burned as fuel, help your body heal and also allow your body to recognize itself and much more.

So, the problem isn’t that sugar is bad for you. One of the main problems come from OVERDOSING on sugar. We eat too much of it and this produces major issues in the body. We can’t burn it all so we have to call out insulin to store it as way too much fat. The excessive amounts of insulin and fat, in turn, start a whole host of other problems.

Another problem comes from removing the fiber that normally comes with the sugar. Most foods that are rich in sugar are also rich in fiber. The fiber holds on to the sugar and causes it to be slowly released into our bloodstream. Once you remove the fiber to make juice, white flour and sugar crystals, you create a form of the sugar that goes into your bloodstream too fast. This shoots your blood sugar level up too high even when smaller amounts of sugar are eaten. And so the ripple of problems begin.

THE POINT: Sugar in moderation with its fiber is essential to health. Sugar without its fiber in large quantities is what is extremely bad for you.

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