In 1850, the average European consumes about 9 pounds of sugar annually. Similarly today, the average European consumes 65 pounds of sugar annually (quantity occupies a volume of a refrigerator). The bulk of this sugar from the syrup of sweets, from coffee, soft drinks and processed foods. If one starts to read the labels on processed foods that may be part of the diet, you’ll quickly notice that the sugar is everywhere, whether in its original form or in form of fructose, but not more hygiene. Our body can not to “recognize” the difference between the fructose in fruit, lactose in milk or sucrose. Because the molecular structures are nearly identical, all these sugars are metabolized by the body in exactly the same way. Furthermore, fruits and starchy carbohydrates such as pasta and potatoes, glucose passes rapidly into the bloodstream.
According to health reports by Harvard University, pizza, potatoes, raisins, pop corn and dried fruits have GI (glucose = 100) over 70, who is level 15 points higher than safe levels. Even fructose fruits should be ingested in moderation, it can be very destructive to the body if it’s overused. Below we present some negative effects of high sugar consumption:
• Reduction of oxygen in the blood, which causes ideal conditions for cell damage.
• Reduce the pH of the stomach, a situation that favors the creation of ulcers and fungal infections in the body.
• The sugar is as addictive as nicotine, caffeine, and even some drugs.
• The amount of sugar left on the body converted to fat and cause weight gain. • The sugar prevents the absorption of calcium and magnesium.
• The sugar causes disturbances in the levels of insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas helps the body metabolize the blood glucose. Once released, insulin, glucose , or “burned” for energy needs or stored as fat. Whenever, then, someone takes large amounts of starch and sugars, the pancreas must produce an abnormally high amount of insulin, which eventually becomes toxic to cells. In a healthy human intestine, the proportion of non-”friendly” bacteria to the “friendly” bacteria is about 15% – 85%. However, when the diet based on foods and drinks have high sugar content in the digestive system begins a fermentation process which favors the growth of fungi and candidiasis (candida overgrowth).
The fungi start circulating in the blood and can cause fungal diseases in various body parts. Aspartame is a substance produced from natural ingredients found in milk and vegetables in recent years is widely used as a sweetener in soft drinks and vitamin supplements. It is much more harmless than fructose and sugar , but it should be consumed in moderation, because the great daily drink aspartame can bring the same problems with the consumption of sugar .