Definitely the most widely used substance in every household and nutrition is white sugar. Although you already repeatedly read of its negative and harmful effects, the fact is that over 90 % of people develop an addiction to sugar in some form.
For thousands of years, honey and fresh or dried fruits have satisfied the man’s desire for sweets. These natural foods not only sugar, but also minerals, vitamins, enzymes, organic acids, proteins, water, etc. But today, refined and crystallized sugar has replaced natural sources of sugar. In the food industry it is used in huge quantities. Using sucrose is so psychologically rooted that the average family does not pass a single day, and that it is not used.
Sugar is addictive
White sugar has turned into a sort of drug. Over 90 % of people have developed an addiction to sugar in some form. Sugar is on the chemical composition of pure sucrose – simple carbohydrates emerged as a combination of glucose (grape sugar) and fructose (fruit sugar). It is made from sugar cane or sugar beets. Although the process of obtaining it is very different, the final product is identical.
Based on decades of research on white sugar, the scientist came to the conclusion that the chemical substance capable of producing a real addiction, a similar level as nicotine, alcohol and coffee. White sugar, except it does not benefit the body and has no nutritional value, it really is harmful. What presents true threat to human health is the fact that it is an direct or indirect source of modern diseases such as caries, the acidity of the blood, arteriosclerosis, loss of calcium in the bones, heart attacks, diabetes, obesity, acne, stomach ulcers, high cholesterol, circulatory problems, hypersensitivity, degeneration of the liver, nervous tension, etc. It is suspected that nearly 80 % of all modern disease caused by excessive use of white sugar.
White sugar has nothing to do with the plant
Many will ask how this derivative of sugarcane can impair human health. The answer is simple. The substance we know today as the sugar has very little to do with the plant. It is a pure sucrose deprived of impurities, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and all the vital elements. This is a completely artificial chemical substance. Unlike other foods in our body, sucrose is completely converted into energy without producing proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals. This means that the products are empty calories. Like other pure chemical substances, sucrose initiative organism current energy shock, but it also weakens and so tense because the entire metabolic circuit works “in blank”. The biggest problem is that the digestion of sugar consumes supplies of vitamins, amino acids and minerals. Recent studies show that moderate use of sugar and create a basis for the development of many diseases of modern civilization.
Particularly harmful to children, women and the elderly
White sugar is especially harmful to children, the elderly and women because it deprives the body of calcium and minerals, especially chromium. This happens because the sucrose binds to the calcium present in the blood. The resulting compound is unusable and the body is removed through the digestive system and kidneys. The sugar also “steals” vitamins and enzymes that are required for its degradation. Detailed studies have shown that every time you enter sucrose, it consumes valuable organic substances required for degradation, such as amino acids, vitamin B (especially B5, B6 and B12), vitamin PP and minerals. So it’s safe to say that the white sugar “thief” in the body. Even the healthiest food is harmful if used excessively.
There are other natural sources of sweeteners, like honey, natural fruit extracts, licorice…
So the next time you reach for a spoon of sugar, think carefully if you have alternatives. The desire for sweets we can meet in many other ways by exploring new tastes and nurturing our health.