Sweet story …

Sweet story ...

We all love sugar, actually a simple carbohydrate. We love him may be, too much. Research shows that sugar accounts for 18 percent of the calories we enter – much more than the recommended 10 percent limit.

Although there is nothing wrong with sugar, it needs to be known that it increases the number of calories, and does not contain vitamins and minerals.

Sweet foods can increase levels of triglycerides, fat in the blood that increase the risk of heart disease.

Sugar itself does not cause diabetes, but a diet rich in sugar and processed grains, and poor vegetable fiber from whole grains, can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes. Another shortage of sugar is to stimulate caries. Sweet foods add calories, so it’s harder to control the weight. If you are adding more sugar, you will also get fewer other nutritious foods.

Sugar is all around us. In most canned foods – even in ketchup, soups, salad dressings. It takes a lot of effort to reduce the input. Here’s a couple of tips:

Drink less sweet soft drinks

– On the packaging, look for hidden sugar: brown sugar, corn sweetener, corn syrup, fructose, fruit juice concentrate, glucose (dextrose), honey, fruit sugar, lactose, maltose, molasses (malteks), raw sugar and syrup. Food with high sugar content has one or more of these ingredients at the first or second place. Try to avoid them.

– Dissolve sweet fruit juices with water or soda. Unlike fruit juices, the whole fruit, in addition to fiber, contains natural sugar, so it does not increase blood glucose levels.

Use less sugar in your coffee or tea.