The science behind sugar

The science behind sugar

What happens when we eat sugar

Our body is designed to allow a small amount of sugar into our bloodstream at a time (1 – 2 teaspoons of sugar) 

When sugar enters our blood stream our body produces a hormone called Insulin. It’s job is to clear the sugar out of the bloodstream and use some of it as energy. 

If we have too much sugar and we can’t use it all, the body stores it as fat. 

This is normally around the tummy area and sometimes (if we consume too much) it gets stored around our internal organs too (which you can’t see) 

blood sugar graph and holding onto fat

Both types of FAT are not healthy

Sometimes, if there is too much sugar everyday our body cells become more lazy and  don’t respond to the insulin that is produced (insulin resistance) and so can’t do it’s job as well of clearing the sugar from our bloodstream. 

This increases our risk to illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, premature aging, neurological diseases etc. 

Having too much sugar can attach itself to our cells and form a sticky hard crust around the cells ( a process called glycation). This also affects how we age (ie developing wrinkles etc) as our cells are everywhere in our body and skin etc. 

sugar addiction can lead to fat storage

Our body cells should be soft and flexible. 

So, if you want to lose weight, reduce fat around your tummy, have better skin, more energy etc then it is important to look at how much sugar foods you are eating.