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WHY SUGAR IS YOUR ENEMY?



Rising income, busy work schedule, and changing lifestyle habits have brought in too many complications to our food plate. It turns out, majority of us end up consuming foods that are rich in carbohydrates which in turn causes our body to produce more and more insulin for it to get absorbed in the blood. 



While the optimum level of sugar our body can tolerate per day is around 5 grams or 1 teaspoon, we consume at least 25-30 teaspoons of sugar on a daily basis thanks to the carbs-rich food. This food preference is turing out to be a major trigger for insulin resistance in our body contributing to the ever growing population of diabetic patients.

During digestion, the body breaks down carbohydrates into simple sugars in the intestines, which further get absorbed into the blood, leading to high blood glucose levels. When this happens, our brain tells the pancreas to produce more insulin, our fat storing hormone.

Large amounts of insulin prevents fat burning and the surplus nutrients get stored in fat cells. This leads to a perceived shortage of nutrients in the blood, creating feelings of hunger and cravings for more sweet. This process gets repeated leading to weight gain.



The fast food culture is an emerging trend among today's young generation. These strategically marketed food products are making today's children to eat more and gain more weight.  They may not be diabetic but their insulin level could well be very high and probably on their way to become diabetics. 

If we fail to act and do nothing about itI, we are threatening the prosperity of younger generation. The need for a serious course correction is urgent. It is our duty to protect our children!






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