Much has been said about the evils of sugar, but what is most alarming is this: sugar feeds cancer cells
! Our healthy cells breathe oxygen, however cancer cells does not need oxygen (anaerobic). They specifically feed on sugar and ferment it to create energy to multiply.
Sugar suppresses your immune system instantly after we eat it, and in excessive amounts it is positively toxic. In a healthy human body, aside from a few hundred grams in our liver and muscle storage in a form of glycogen, we only have 1 teaspoon worth of sugar in the entire body’s pool of blood.
What you probably never know is all kind of carbohydrates other than fiber eventually will be converted into blood sugar (glucose) after we digest them, be it from white rice, brown rice, potatoes, noodle, pasta, white bread, whole wheat bread, oatmeal, legumes or pulses, fruits etc. The body does not know, or care, from what kind of foods the sugar comes from.
Artificial sugar like high fructose corn syrup and Aspartame (or more widely known as NutraSweet™) will give even more damaging effect to the body, regardless whether or not they affect our blood sugar level.
If we ingest excessive amounts of carbs/sugar and do not utilize them through certain physical activities, the sugar has nowhere to go and becomes toxic in your blood. Our body will then try to clear it from our system by secreting insulin, convert the sugar into fat and store it in our fat cells, until the body can dispose or burn it off during some condition, for example when we have limited food or starvation. In our modern world, most of us have access to plenty of food anytime, so the burning part is simply never happen.
What is little known to many is that our typical meals 3 times a day contain plenty of sugar without us suspecting it. Many of us consume much more sugar than our body ever needs, every single day.
Our body can store tens of kilograms of fat, but only a few hundred grams of sugar. That’s just how human body works and has been designed through million years of evolution. If we ingest sugar in excessive amount with our food, anything we eat will be stored as body fat, due to the presence of insulin. On the other hand, limiting sugar or carbohydrate to a certain amount will limit insulin secretion, and thus signal the body to burn fat instead of storing it naturally as our system suppose to works. Learn more about it here.
This is why obesity and numerous other health problems like insulin resistant and Type 2 Diabetes are so rampant today. Most of the time it is NOT because we eat too much, we don’t exercise long and hard enough to “burn off ” calories, we are getting old, metabolism slowing down, or we inherited bad genes, but it’s because we have been eating the wrong type of foods. Go to this page for more information.