Sugar is always pin-pointed as the enemy, but this article will explain the differences between the good and bad sugars and how the bad sugars can impact your daily life.
What is considered to be good sugars are found in fruits, vegetables, complex carbohydrates and in natural sugar sources such as: maple syrup, honey, agave and stevia.
Honey is a well known alternative to refined sugar for flavoring and is also a good source of energy and nutrition. In the event that you are looking to be healthier with your sugar intake or veer away from using sugars, some good flavor substitutes are:
- Lemon Peel
- Fruit Topping (for specific food items that you would normally use sugar as a topping)
What is considered to be bad sugars are found in soda, candies, icings, baked goods, packaged treats and most all foods that use refined sugar instead of the natural sugars.
White sugar (also referenced to as table sugar) is known to suppress the immune system by reducing the amount and the vitality of white blood cells, which makes the body more susceptible to bacteria and illness. Pairing a high sugar intake with high stress or lack of sleep will also cause an even weaker immune system. Commonly people who are stressed will eat a treat to calm their stress, or those who have a lack of sleep will drink a sugary energy drink, opening your immune system to potential viruses.
White sugar can also effect behavior, attention and learning habits.
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