Which Of These Is Good Sugar?
by Marcus Antebi
Article at a Glance:
In the great history of the nutrition world, somewhere along the line people became universally afraid of fruit and starchy vegetables because they contain sugar.
Before that, what happened was that the food industry created refined and processed food. Nearly everyone then became addicted to those things, and suddenly the entire world became sick. So the next message that came out of the medical industry was to avoid processed sugar at all costs.
People misunderstood what the medical industry was trying to communicate. The medical industry said, “Avoid PROCESSED sugar,” not “Avoid sugar.” The general public wasn’t listening closely, and so they incorrectly assumed that the medical industry was telling them to avoid all sugar.
Now, many years later, most people just think of all sugar as being bad. This is totally false. It’s impossible to avoid all sugar and still be healthy. But it’s crucial to understand one thing: There is such a thing as good sugar, as opposed to the processed, refined sugar that is detrimental to one’s health. The good sugar I’m speaking of is found in fruits and vegetables.
As a human being, you are a carbohydrate-burning machine. Carbohydrates primarily come from sources such as fruits and vegetables, but in fact everything we eat is made up of carbohydrates to some degree. The cleaner your diet is, the more you realize that if you want to have energy then the best foods for you to eat are fruits and vegetables. They should be eaten in the right proportion, in balance, based on your overall health and your activity level. There is no precise prescription for exactly which varieties of plant foods that all individuals should eat and in what quantities. People make a mistake when they seek such a “one size fits all” solution.
The other mistake that people make is believing that if they’re pre-diabetic or diabetic then they have to avoid all sugar or they’re going to feel terrible. The truth is that if you have a blood sugar issue then the first thing you should do is eliminate all processed food and dramatically reduce your intake of animal protein. Just by doing those two things it’s likely that your blood sugar will come in to balance very quickly.
However, someone with type two diabetes might not ever get off of their dependency on insulin. but their dependency may be reduced if they clean up their diet and get plenty of exercise and rest.
There is no hospital in the world with a ward filled with people who eat too much fruit. There isn’t a single place on the planet for treatment for people who consumed too many apples and bananas.
There’s another thing about good sugar that you need to understand. That is that if you rob your body of its needed sugar from fruit, you’re accidentally depriving healthy cells of the fuel they need to thrive and survive. In doing so, it gives cancer cells an unfair advantage.
Cancer cells are mutated. One of their mutations is that they have more insulin receptors, which means that they will take whatever sugar is available in the bloodstream. When that happens, it causes good healthy cells to be starving, weak, and deprived.
The way to approach your diet is to recognize that you need to have a certain amount of sugar from fruit and starchy vegetables every day. You need not be afraid of such good sugar as long as you eliminate all your dietary mistakes and don’t go overboard on your caloric intake. In other words, you can’t do things along the lines of eating 35 bananas a day. In such a scenario, you would be taking in too many calories and be likely to go into glycemic shock.
To young men and young women concerned with six pack abs and tight thighs I say this: You don’t need a mountain of protein in order to achieve your muscularity goals. You just need an ample amount of calories and a lot of exercise. You should not run a marathon fueled by filet mignon, Red Bull, chocolates, and Ring Dings.
The fuel for the elite athlete is fruit. If you’re not an elite athlete and you just want to feel good, then you can add things into your diet such as greens and starchy vegetables like sweet potatoes. You can even have an occasional sweet treat as long as it’s not made with processed sugar, refined white flour, and preservatives. Eating such things will disrupt your endocrine system and eventually make you ill.
Don’t be afraid of embracing dietary change for the better. Just do the right thing.
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