How bad is sugar?

How bad is sugar?
 

How bad is sugar?

Is sugar useful or not? There was a time when sugar was called “white death”. Nowadays, researches reveal that small amounts of it can be useful. So sugar has both pluses and minuses.

Cons:

Sugar is bad for your teeth because in creates bacteria in the mouth and destroys tooth enamel, leading to increased risk of caries.

Large amounts of sugar promotes accumulation of fat in your body.

Pros:

Sugar gives us a feeling of happiness. If you feel sad, it is enough to eat something sweet and our body produces insulin, which stimulates production of serotonin – a hormone of happiness.

Sugar gives you energy. Once in the body it is converted into glucose, which supplies us with energy.

as you understand, sugar should be used in moderation, just like all other products.

• Statistics show that throughout the day on average a person consumes about 56 grams of sugar.v According to nutritionists, adults during should eat 50-60 g of sugar and children – 40 g. If you think that you exceed, here are some tips for you.

Replace sugar with honey. Honey has anti-bacterial properties, and gives enough of sweetness.

• Instead of using a lot of sweets, often choose fructose: it less sugar and more vitamins.

• Choose a natural yogurt and add fresh fruits.

• Change cola and other carbonated beverages, mineral water.

• Get cereal bar instead of chocolate. It still contains a lot of sugar, so you should enjoy it in moderation.

• It is better to choose unrefined brown sugar. It has more valuable nutrients, and many trace elements (calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, potassium).

 

 

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