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Whether so sugar is harmful?

Most of people, especially children, love sweet and eat it rather often. But doctors, especially dietitians, constantly go on to us about harm of sugar, meaning sucrose, and even nicknamed him “white death“. Therefore for a start let`s repeat the horror stories sounded by nutritionists.

Sugar is one of the most effective remedies of supply of an organism with power sources. Its carrier in cages - hormone the insulin produced by a pancreas. If consumption of sugar is superfluous moreover and at simultaneous reception with food of proteins and fats, excess sugar remains in blood, and diabetes of the second type develops. Constantly high level of insulin in blood can lead to decrease in its development by a pancreas that involves diabetes of the first type.

In an organism sugar is split on glucose which excess damages walls of blood vessels and can lead to adjournment of cholesterol plaques in them. And it is threat of a heart attack or stroke. Excessive consumption of sugar can lead also to obesity and caries of teeth.

What, were frightened?! You will not eat more sugar? However if you attentively read introductory part of article, then noticed the words “excess consumption“ which are permanently accompanying horror stories there. And if moderately, then it is possible? The devil how his baby is Then not so terrible?

For example, the English scientists from Edinburgh consider that influence of sugar on weight and a figure of the person carries rather psychological, than biological character. Everywhere the distributed information on harm of sugar causes negative emotions in people. Scientists urge to think positively and not to exaggerate harm of sugar.

Opponents of sugar repeatedly inspired the researches aiming to prove communication between the increased consumption of sugar and risk of development of heart troubles, kidneys and a disease of diabetes. However this communication did not receive scientific confirmation. Now scientists doubt even that increase in reception of sugar causes obesity as it turned out that lean people eat more sugar, than grown fat. The only thing that is proved, so is that sugar strengthens injury of teeth. However simple rinsing or toothbrushing without effort remove this problem.

Another thing is that the people having diabetes, obesity and some other diseases have to reduce consumption of sugar or pass to the equivalent substitute which is not breaking food of a brain. That is it is not necessary to confuse the reason to a consequence. The listed diseases have a set of the reasons, and consumption of sugar aggravates them.

Independent experts consider that influence of sugar on a human body is still insufficiently studied therefore there are no bases so categorically to refuse its use especially as its substitutes are harmful and at the same time at all not necessarily lead to loss of weight. And as for influence on teeth, so nobody cancelled the rule of hygiene of an oral cavity.

However, listing horror stories concerning sugar, dietitians are forced to recognize that sugar is necessary for an organism which develops it from food in the form of fructose, and then will transform fructose to glucose. So business at all not in sugar as a food product, and in its quantity.

Artificial sakharozamenitel are much more harmful to the person, than sugar. Why in general to apply the means prescribed diabetics if the person has no such diagnosis? Reception of substitutes of sugar breaks a metabolism (process of an exchange) in an organism, including in it absolutely unnecessary substances. The first of sugar substitutes - saccharin, was thought up at the beginning of the XX century and became very popular, despite the bitterish smack as well as similar to it to atsesulfa To. Products with their inclusion it is worse to taste, than with sugar, and besides can cause cancer.

At one time as the main substitutes of sugar were considered, especially at diabetes, xylitol, sorbite and a mannitol. However it turned out that their frequent consumption in high doses can cause a diarrhea. It is also difficult to use them in confectionery production as when heating they decay and lose the properties. Now aspartame is most popular, but also it when heating decays.

Now sugar substitutes from vegetable raw materials are studied, but they are much more expensive than chemical products and are available not to all (for example, the steviozida developed from leaves of a tropical plant of a stevia). The products developed from a stevia not only can replace sugar, but also contain many substances useful at treatment of a number of diseases. Leaves of a stevia are 10 times more sweet than sugar, and syrup from them - in 60.

In Russia the scientific research institute of sugar beet and sugar located in the Voronezh region developed technologies of cultivation of a stevia in the Russian conditions and receiving substitute of sugar on its basis, however so far nobody hurries to apply them. Buy import products from a stevia which are much more expensive (such is our option of innovative economy - we buy import extremely expensively, and we suppress the science).

So really to replace sugar meanwhile there is nothing. Therefore it is necessary only to observe moderation at its consumption and to periodically check the content of sugar in blood. Partially dried fruits - raisin, dried apricots, prunes etc. to whom that is pleasant can replace sugar. Dates are especially useful. Sugar is not so harmful if it is reasonable to consume it, combining with other products.

So, people, it is possible to afford sometimes and a little sweet (you remember that not the amount of sugar consumed once, but frequency of its consumption during the day is dangerous). I, for example, drink tea three times a day, and I put 1 spoon of sugar on a teapot that tea was ready better, and as sweet I eat dates. Very useful thing, very much! I wish all a good health and good luck!