Does Sugar Make You Gain Weight?
Sugar tastes so sweet, but does it really has to be part of your daily diet? And is that extra layer of fat around your waist, your neck jowls and upper arm flabby tissue caused by consuming too much sugar? And so how much is too much, and just exactly how does sugar make you gain weight
First, sugar isn’t harmful. Many healthy foods are actually broken down to sugar in the body by the transition of complex sugars called polysaccharides into short and simple sugars called monosaccharides, such as glucose. Beside the break up products of fat and protein, glucose is a major energy source for your body.You need glucose to exist. Your body produces it by nature, and to give the cells energy.
Sugar is made up of glucose and fructose. However fructose is unnatural, and your body does not produce it, only your liver cells can process fructose.
When you consume a lot of sugar, the majority of fructose gets metabolized by your liver and it’s processed and turned into fat, which is then pushed out into your blood.
Too much sugar
Anytime you have filled your body with more fuel than it actually needs (and this is very easy to do when eating foods with high sugar content), your liver’s sugar storage capacity is exceeded. When the liver is maximally full, the excess sugar is converted by the liver into fatty acids (as fat!) and returned to the blood stream, where is distribute throughout your body and stored as fat!
Too much insulin
Insulin is a major hormone produced by the pancreas in your body. Your body uses insulin to move the sugar (glucose) obtained from food you consume from the blood stream into cells throughout the body. The cells then use it for energy.
When the insulin levels are high, the body is unable to process fat so that the sugar that has just been ingested are instantly used for energy. Then, the insulin takes all that sugar and puts it into your muscles. When the muscles energy stores are full, the extra sugars are converted to fat and, just like the fatty acids released from the liver, stored as adipose tissue on our waistline, including pelvises, butt, and bosoms.
The most important matter to consider is to consume less sugar and you will gain less weight. So then, how much sugar is too much? Men should limit to about 150 calories per day, women to around 100 calories.
All fruits and most vegetables contain some natural sugars, same as most grains, nuts and dairy products. Even so, foods haven’t had sugar added during processing, the sugars they contain are naturally occurring. These foods are very nutrient-rich, so you do not have to limit these foods in your dieting due to their natural sugar content.
What sort of foods to avoid destabilising blood sugar levels, that undermining your weight loss goal, and to your health as you get older?