SuperHealth Challenge Tip!

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Posted on 12th March 2012 by admin in Super Health

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Most of the carbohydrates we eat in “natural foods” are made up of a combination of sugars, including glucose and fructose. As I’ve stated, when glucose enters the bloodstream, the body increases its production of insulin to help regulate the sugar in the blood so it can be taken to cells and used for energy. This infusion of sugar also increases the production of the hormone leptin (as discussed earlier), which regulates the body’s appetite and fat storage, and decreases the production of the hormone ghrelin, which helps regulate your food intake.

Fructose, on the other hand, is processed in the liver. When too much fructose enters the liver, and it can’t be processed fast enough for the body to use as sugar, it uses the fructose to produce fats that get sent into the bloodstream as triglycerides. As we’ll see, this produces a cascade of bad effects in the body. High blood triglycerides put us at risk for heart disease, but there’s a lot more to it than that. Another significant issue with fructose is that it can result in glycation at as much as 10 times the rate of glucose or sucrose.

KC Craichy
Author
The Super Health Diet


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