Written by Abhinav
September 22, 2021
If there’s one piece of food that’s highly controversial, it’s probably sugar. How many articles have you read about this single food? What is sugar, and why are we so attracted to it?
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Sugar isn't always bad for you and consuming it in moderation is perfectly fine.
It's valuable to be aware of the type of sugar you consume and how much of it you consume. If you get too much sugar from candy, processed foods, sugary drinks, etc., then you will be consuming ‘empty calories’
When we consume natural sugar from fruit or dairy, we usually get many other vitamins and minerals that have been absorbed at a slower rate, so we feel full more quickly and that means we cannot consume as much of the food.
The problem with eating excess sugar is that excess energy is consumed and it isn't used up in your day-to-day life. If you don't use up the extra energy, it will be stored as fat and contribute to weight gain.
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that has nothing to do with diet. Type 2 diabetes is caused by a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors. Excessive weight, especially around the waistline is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes.