Get rid of white sugar and have a healthier life
In 1975, the American journalist William Dufty was a hit with the book “Sugar Blues: the bitter taste of sugar”, in which he defends the idea that sugar is a powerful, addictive drug that can cause innumerable ills. The central argument of the book is that a small reduction in sugar consumption is already capable of making anyone feel better physically and mentally. Since then, the consumption of sugar has been increasing more and more and this goes against several corroborations that say that sugar is addictive.
Studies suggest that sugar increases the levels of dopamine and serotonin and this causes a temporary sense of well-being, but with the release of insulin for its metabolism, the state of excitement passes and the person feels like eating more sugar. It is the way the sugar is metabolized by the body that makes it dangerous. Sugar is a sucrose that, when digested, it is transformed into glucose and fructose.
The glucose stimulates insulin production by your pancreas which is necessary to move the glucose into cells. The pancreas – organ that produces insulin – has to work hard and fast and this can lead to what we call insulin resistance. That is, the pancreas loses the ability to regulate blood glucose. This overload and the glucose excess is converted into fat (triglycerides) and stored.
The damage of sugar consumption goes far beyond the fat accumulation in the abdominal region. It can cause atherosclerosis, cancer, diabetes, migraines, dystonia, insomnia, asthma, bronchitis, infections, high blood pressure, chronic diarrhea, mental disorders, skin problems, glandular disorders, cavities, growth problems, and osteoporosis. Its effects are never immediate, they are slow and cumulative.