Hello All! Sorry for the gap in postings, my office manager was on vacation for the last three weeks, and she is the one who actually types up my posts.
We are continuing our investigation of the harmful effects of sugar in our diet.
The way in which sugar damages the heart can be directly related to insulin resistance. Ordinary table sugar, known technically as sucrose, is actually composed of equal parts glucose and fructose, two sugars that are anything but metabolically equal. Glucose can be used by any cell in the body. Fructose, on the other hand, is metabolic poison. Moreover, high-fructose corn syrup, that’s used in virtually every processed food, is 55% fructose and 45% glucose, even worse, but not much. Whether you get fructose from regular sugar or from high fructose corn syrup it makes little difference, they are both bad. Fructose is the major cause of fat accumulation in the liver which in turn causes insulin resistance. Remember, insulin resistance causes high blood pressure and moves you towards diabetes and heart disease. Oh it also makes it easier for your body to store fat and harder to burn fat, what a vicious cycle.Share