Is sugar bad for you? This is a common question that health conscious people often ask. People need to know which foods are unhealthy and/or fattening so they can avoid them. But sugar is an enigma as it can be good or bad for you depending on the source.
Sugar is present in just about every processed food that has ever been made. The taste of the modern human craves more sweet things, so sugar is added to make the product more tasty.
The sugar used in processed food is invariably white sugar. White sugar, along with syrup, icing, castor and demerara sugar are all highly processed. Processing natural food involves heating, which invariably destroys nutrients. But more importantly, it involves stripping away most of the nutrients which help in its digestion. This is done in the name of purity – to make it as white as possible.
The main problem with processing and refining any natural food is that it becomes indigestible to the body. Now, your body has to go searching for these nutrients to aid its digestion.
Calcium and other macro minerals are required and these are robbed from your bones and teeth. This means that cleaning your teeth after any sweet food has no effect, as the problem lies internally.
Is sugar bad for you? Yes, the refined and processed variety is most certainly bad for you.
All processed and refined food is acid forming in your body. This leads to disease.
Sugar is naturally present not just in sugar cane or sugar beet, the common foods used to obtain the white ‘poison’ (as it is often referred to). It is high in most fruit and root vegetables.
Naturally occurring sugar is in natural balance. All the necessary nutrients are available to aid in its digestion. No nutrients are robbed from your body to aid its digestion.
This means that you can’t come to any harm if you consume the naturally occurring variety. Even in abundance. Even diabetics, contrary to popular belief, can safely consume natural fruit in abundance and not be adversely affected. In fact, it is more likely they will benefit from this natural food.
The consumption of fruit gives you the energy you need for day to day living. You should not try to restrict this natural and essential food that is so rich in so many healthy nutrients.
Sugarcane is a healthy food to consume as it is. The first part of the processing of sugar is treacle or molasses. Both of these foods are rich in minerals, so are healthy foods.
When you eat sweet, natural foods, they will balance any craving for sweet food. You only crave foods because your body is desperate for some nutrition. Once you supply that, the demand slows down.
Is sugar bad for you? No, not if you only consume naturally sweets foods. These foods are alkaline forming, promoting a healthy body. Eat as much as you like.
Artificial sweeteners are, in my opinion, worse than white sugar.
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