The Bitter Truth About Sugar – Obesity and Your Health
I have just watched a video that I would love to think I could get every friend, relative, visitor to my website (and please that includes you) to watch!
Watch The Video Below and LIVE
I try to provide natural health solutions to help you lower high cholesterol and blood sugar levels, reduce heart attack risks, find ways to raise diabetes awareness and help you to lose weight naturally.
We have been chipping away at all these so called solutions, when perhaps the answer to all of them lies in this one simple dietary change.
Please note I said the word ‘simple’ I didn’t say ‘easy’.
For many people (and I hope it’s not you) they will say, “I can’t be bothered making dietary changes. I will just be happy to remain a victim of my taste buds and I like my diet just the way it is, thank you very much.”
For those who are adult enough to accept responsibility for what they eat (and the consequences) this could be a life changer and a life saver!
Have you heard of the dangers of HFCS – High Fructose Corn Syrup? Have you heard about sugar craving addictions? Have you ever wondered why you may be overweight and never feel full after you eat?
Is Your Child ‘Fat’?
Now this is frightening. Did you know that today there are children the age of 6 months that are now obese?
Obviously not due to a lack of exercise or eating fatty foods. Why are they then? That is what is frightening! What about your 10 year old children…the ones you think have puppy fat…do you think you are feeding them healthy food?
I urge you to watch the video below and then review your own diet…then I would love to hear your comments.
Watch the video and then tell me your thoughts in the comments below.
Dr Lustig Explains It Well In This Video
Does Sugar Make You Fat or Obese?
Research in recent years has shown that your sugar intake can have a definite effect on your body weight over time.
- So how much is too much, and just exactly how does sugar make you fat?
Let’s take that second question first. Sugar, as well as high fructose corn syrup, is made up of glucose and fructose. You need glucose to live. Your body produces it naturally, and it is used to give your cells energy, however, fructose is unnatural, and your body does not produce it. Of all the cells in your body, only your liver cells can process fructose.
If you eat a lot of sugar, the majority of fructose gets metabolized by your liver. It is processed and turned into fat, which is in pushed out into your blood.
- Fructose also changes the way you react to a hormone called leptin.
- Every time you eat, some of your food is stored in your fat cells.
- Leptin levels are increased, your brain notices this higher leptin level, it senses that you have enough fat stored and tells you to stop eating.
However, fructose disguises your true leptin levels. You may even develop a leptin resistance. Your brain does not realize you have enough fat, so you eat more sweet, sugary things because your mind believes you need to produce fat to put away for a rainy day.
So fructose is the real culprit in sugar here, making you fat a couple of different ways.
Some recent research out of New Zealand shows that even small increases or decreases in your sugar intake can dramatically affect how much fat and extra weight you pack on.
In a study which lasted a few weeks to 6 months, test subjects who ate less sugar lost an average of 1.8 pounds, and in as few as 8 weeks, those subjects which increased their sugar intake by even a small amount saw a weight gain of 1.7 pounds on average.
This statistics are just one of many studies which show the real world results of eating sugar that take place because of the natural process we just discussed.
The bottom line? Eat less sugar and you gain less fat.
So, how much sugar is too much? Men should limit themselves to 150 calories per day, women to 100 sugar calories.
Healthy fats like olive oil are needed in your body, but the unnatural fructose in sugar produces the kind of unhealthy fat that the body does not need!