The seal of approval is over consumption of sugar can lead to being overweight, obese or the onset of diabetes!
Everybody has a varied “carb tolerance” and everybody has the option to choose a poor diet and inactive lifestyle. As a result of regular exercise, strength based training, and reducing or even removing “added or refined sugars” from our diet and opting for low glycaemic index (GI) foods this will help us control blood sugar more effectively. Immediate benefits of overcoming a sugar addiction is improved sleep quality, better moods, blood pressure comes down, and reduction in body fat.
The bottom line is the over consumption of sugar will increase your fat stores! If you have a lower body fat % then your body is better at managing, processing and using sugar in comparison to an individual with a higher body fat %.
The glycaemic index tells us how fast or slow a food raises our blood glucose levels. Low GI foods will release energy slowly, avoid a spike in your blood sugar levels and leave you feeling fuller for longer. This simple lifestyle change can be effective in reducing your intake of sugar throughout the day. Research has shown that choosing low GI foods will help manage blood glucose levels in people with Type 2 diabetes. Less evidence suggests this can help blood glucose control in Type 1 diabetics. A great diet is not judged on your GI ratings but should be considered as a part of a healthy balanced diet.
Thanks for reading my blog and this can improve your understanding of sugar in an healthy and active lifestyle.
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