Truth about sugar

Anmol Sachdeva
Anmol Sachdeva

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Are you worried about your sugar intake Do you think sugar is poisonous? We have always blamed sugar for every problem we have. But is it only sugar? Let's check and answer some common questions. Let's answer some of the questions that I usually get on sugar. ⠀💡Does sugar make you obese?
Nope, no single thing, including sugar will make you obese. That's the bottom line. There are many factors that work together to contribute to a consistent energy surplus, which ultimately leads to fat gain. One of those is sugar, but it's not the only one.⠀ 💡Does sugar make you gain fat?⠀. The clear answer is no, again you need to eat more than required to get fat. 💡Does sugar causes diabetes?⠀. The most useful thing to keep this in check is your overall weight and body fat management. Sugar is not the cause. It’s something that needs to be avoided or kept in check after you have diabetes.⠀ 🔹 See guys, anything in excess is not healthy that includes sugar as well but it’s not the only factor responsible for chronic health issues. If you are gaining fat, it probably means that you are eating extra calories, even from eating food which sounds healthy like brown rice/quinoa. ⠀ 🔹 Practically speaking, It’s just that sugar is hard to eliminate. All foods that are really palatable are really craved for and when we talk about something being palatable, sweet food items rank high on the list. Thus people tend to over-consume it and that adds up to the extras energy intake and ultimately forms fat. It also doesn’t mean that you will always have sugar and consume all your carbs with sugary foods, that can hamper the overall quality of your diet. So a balance personalized approach is always good. 🔹That’s the main reason I always promote a balanced approach. Diets that are more sustainable, realistic and practical which fits in your lifestyle. ⠀🔸 References⠀⠀ Ajala O, English P, Pinkney J. Systematic review and meta-analysis of different dietary approaches to the management of type 2 diabetes. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Mar;97(3):505-16. ⠀🔸 Anderson JW, Kendall CW, Jenkins DJ. Importance of weight management in type 2 diabetes: a review with meta-analysis of clinical studies. J Am Coll Nutr. 2003 Oct;22(5):331-9. ⠀🔸 Anderson JW, et al. Carbohydrate and fiber recommendations for individuals with diabetes: a quantitative assessment and meta-analysis of the evidence. J Am Coll Nutr. 2004 Feb;23(1):5-17. ⠀🔸 Austin GL, Ogden LG, Hill JO. Trends in carbohydrate, fat, and protein intakes and association with energy intake in normal-weight, overweight, and obese individuals: 1971-2006. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011

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