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Your Body WITH Sugar VS WITHOUT Sugar

Posted by Corinne Chen on


Let’s explore together, with Chris, the impact of sugar on your body, both with and without it. Understanding the effects of sugar can help you make informed choices about your diet and overall health. So, is sugar a friend or foe? Keep going and we will find out!

When we think about sugar, our minds usually skip ahead to table sugar, whether it be white or brown, usually harvested from sugar cane and sugar beets; and processed into the fine cubes we are familiar with. Table sugar is usually added to food to provide a sweet taste, we will call this ‘added sugar.’ The other type of sugar, natural sugar, is found in fruits (fructose) and dairy products (lactose).

Added sugar is sugar that is incorporated during food processing or preparation to boost or add sweetness but lacks nutrients. It is linked to health concerns, like obesity, diabetes, heart and liver diseases and cancer.

Natural sugar can also provide fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and support overall health. When we eat any carbohydrate, whether it be bread, rice or potatoes, our body converts those carbs into glucose, which is a type of sugar that fuels our cells and muscles. This digestive process of conversion begins in our mouth, where enzymes break down the carbohydrates while we chew and continues in our stomach. Our pancreas releases insulin, which transports the glucose from our bodies into our cells. Any extra glucose is stored as glycogen in the liver and muscles.

So, reducing our sugar intake can have positive effects: less sugar means fewer calories, reduction in inflammation, stable energy as there we avoid sugar crashes and mood swings, and better sleep are a few of the benefits of lowering consumption.

Remember, sugar isn’t inherently evil. It’s about balance:

Enjoy natural sugars from whole foods.

Limit or eliminate added sugars from processed foods.

Listen to your body and make informed choices!





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