Sugar is a substance that taste sweet and also elevate blood glucose after consumption. Sugar can be found in different forms and names: white sugar, brown sugar, sugar beet, maple syrup, high fructose corn syrup( HFCS), agave nectar, honey, caramel, molasses, and many more. A lot of people declare that sugar makes them happy and they always crave for more sweet foods.
Why limit sugar?
According to the American Diabetes Association (2014) “Diabetes kills more Americans each year than breast cancer and AIDS combined,” “every 19 seconds, someone is diagnosed with diabetes.” Whilst sugar itself doesn’t cause diabetes, too much sugar increases the risk of being overweight and having insulin-resistance diseases. Heavy bodies tend to have difficulty in effectively using insulin, the hormone that controls blood sugar and helps move it into our cells for energy. When our body resists insulin, glucose stays in the bloodstream, and the risk of diabetes go up.