From time to time, it may seem that sweet amps are indispensable and inevitable, but in fact your body does not need sugar in any way.
Although small amounts of natural sources of sweeteners are good sources of energy, the fact is that people actually eat too much and much more sugar than it would be useful or healthy. In healthy eating, it is important to limit the amount of sugar you add to your diet, which means that fruit and fruit are occasionally allowed, but here too, you must stay within reasonable limits.
Sugar gives us the fast-absorbing carbohydrates that quickly raise the blood sugar level, but also lower the rate. However, with a healthy diet, emphasis should be placed on diets that are slowly absorbed in your diet .
“Sugar is not absolutely necessary, not for anything!” Says Kerttu Siim-Wilcox, a member of the Estonian Nutrition Counselors Association, a holistic health and nutrition adviser. According to him, there are essential fatty acids without which a person cannot cope, but there is no such thing as an irreplaceable carbohydrate. “Without sugar, you could do it perfectly,” he is sure.
In case of fatigue, a person often grabs a hand for sugar, because the instantaneous energy feed creates a good feeling for a moment. However, it should be borne in mind that sugary foods (cakes, biscuits, yoghurts, ice creams, etc.) often contain a lot of (trans) fats. There are few minerals and vitamins available to the body, or the energy that is actually obtained does not really benefit. Excessive sweetness can lead to dental caries, overweight and diabetes, as well as difficulty concentrating.
According to Simon Wilcox, all people consume too much sugar: “It would be wise if you want to eat healthy food, not to eat candy and anything like that.”
If you want to make your food table healthy and give up sugar consumption, it actually means removing all the processed food from your menu.
In order to take a step towards a healthier, sugar-free life, these small changes will initially suffice:
Give up sweetened fruit juices and soft drinks. Natural, unsweetened juice rarely consumes.
Do not consume diet milk products.
Avoid ready sauces.
Eat a healthy breakfast with protein and good fatty acids .
Natural Sugar vs. Treated
In broad terms, sugars can be divided into two: natural and processed or added to food.
The added sugars are the ones that the food industry and the person himself put into drinks (tea, coffee, soft drinks), pastries, cakes, cooked, etc. These are mainly processed sugars: sucrose (white sugar or refined sucrose), glucose, fructose.
The white sugar is further divided into white crystalline sugar, icing sugar, pearl sugar, pieces of sugar, etc. During the cleansing process, all the vitamins, minerals and other essentials of your body have been removed.
Naturally, sugar is found in fruits, vegetables, milk, man, etc. The best known forms are sucrose, glucose, fructose, lactose and maltose. Natural sucrose is found in almost all plants.
Glucose or grape sugar is found in fruits and vegetables, berries and man. It is rapidly absorbed into the blood and is therefore used in medicine as well as in sports drinks, for example. The human body also makes most of the digestible carbohydrates into glucose when taken.
Fructose or fruit sugar is also found in fruits and man. Unlike glucose, it is absorbed more slowly into the blood and is therefore sometimes used in diet products, for example.
Lactose or milk sugar is much less sweet than the previous ones. When the dairy products are acidified, lactose is partially converted into lactic acid and the proportion of lactose in the product decreases.
Maltose or malt sugar is produced from starch in the grains of the grains of barley sprouting. The malt extract is also known as maltose.
Standing in front of a sugarcane in the shop, the sight is pretty spotty. Many still use the most common refined white sugar for baking and cooking, but there are also far less processed variants. Most of the items in the selection are obtained by the various steps of the processing of raw sugar.
Pure crude sugar itself is the least processed. Juice is extracted from sugar cane, which is boiled until the water evaporates and brown crystals are formed. As a result, molasses (brown syrup produced in sugar production) are vitamins and minerals preserved in brown sugar. However, this brown sugar must not be confused with the brown sugar from the production of white sugar and contains, in addition to sucrose, glucose, fructose and molasses. Raw sugar, or partially processed sugar, is an intermediate product that is not refined, chemically treated-bleached or colored afterwards.
Types of raw sugar:
Demerara – golden brown with delicate caramel flavor.
Dark muscovado – dark brown with strong molasses .
Light muscovado – unrefined moist sugar with honey -colored molasses.
Turbinado – light brown and mild flavored raw sugar.
Molasses sugar – a dark colored moist sugar with the highest content of raw sugar syrup or molasses, giving it the color, taste and aroma.