Low Carb Diet Tips – Sugar Is Bad For Your Health
When on a Low Carb Diet there are certain foods you really want to watch out for. Sugar is one of them. When you avoid sugar and starches in your diet than your blood sugar stabilizes and the levels of insulin, your fat-storing hormone, starts to drop. This increases your bodies fat burning and also helps you feel gratified.
Sugar and high fructose corn syrup is bad for your health.
Dr Robert Lustig, professor of endocrinology from University of California, talks about the many bad health effects of sugar and high fructose corn syrup.
It is a long presentation, but well worth it:
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and sucrose – table sugar – are equally bad.
They both contain fructose which can only be metabolized by the liver, slowly poisoning it and making it insulin resistant.
This insulin resistance in the liver causes chronically raised insulin which makes us store fat.
This leads to all the manifestations of Metabolic Syndrome, including inflammation, hypertension, decreased HDL or ‘good’ cholesterol, obesity, fatty liver, and bad breath.
In nature, fructose is always found with lots of fiber and other essential nutrients.
Processed foods have the fiber removed and are devoid of nutrients.
In summary: do NOT drink or eat fructose without the fiber.
In other words, AVOID: sodas, sweetened drinks, fruit juices, and most processed foods.