Sugar

Sugar – It is in everything, I dare you to find something in a can or a box that doesn’t have any sugar in it. Oh but wait what is this High Fructose Corn Syrup, dextrose, maltose, lactose, sucrose, nectars; ok I could go on and on for a while. They are all forms of sugar. Why do we need so much sugar? – We don’t, but it is in everything. Not to long ago I went to the store to get crushed petite tomatoes; I looked through every can on the shelf and guess what every single one had added sugar. I finally found this little box of crushed tomatoes from Italy (looked like a juice box) with no added sugar. I found a total of two brands both in boxes with no sugar out of 25+ others. Not a great ratio. So one would ask why is sugar so bad, it taste good. Well first it is a carbohydrate in raw form. A sugar molecule (the white stuff in your pantry) is 50% Glucose and 50% Fructose. A smart observer would say well fruit has Fructose, and it does, just not as concentrated as the granular stuff. What happens is the body absorbs the Glucose into the blood stream and burns some it for fuel. However, the Fructose has to be processed by the liver and it turns it into fat, yes fat. Now the excess Glucose will also eventually be turned to fat if you don’t burn it all. Normally in fruit the amount is so small and if we are following a primal diet in which we are burning fat for fuel instead of Glucose for our body no big deal, that is the source of fuel our body wants since we are fat adapted. Ok so I have rambled on, my points is READ THE LABELS! Homework, a friend of mine told me about a film called “The Sugar Film” it is free on Amazon Prime, watch it! Amazing what sugar can do to someone in just 60 days.

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