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  • Janet Haagensen

Eating well

Did you know that table sugar is known as sucrose and is actually half glucose and half fructose? Do you think this matters? After all we are wired to enjoy sugar and even the pleasure sensors in our brains light up when we eat it.

The fructose part of sugar, which is sweeter than glucose, is treated by our bodies it as if it were a fat and ends up in our body fat if we eat too much. However, the extent to which our blood sugar raises when eating foods containing sugar and starch (from carbohydrates) is highly individual.

Processed food such as crisps, sauces, ready meals and soups from the supermarkets all contain sugar in some form. Although fruit and vegetable do contain fructose it is naturally found and not in the amounts which become problematic for people with poor blood sugar control such as people with pre diabetes and diabetes 1 & 2.

So, if you would like to improve your overall health, avoid that afternoon slump, possibly the best thing to do is reduce your overall sugar consumption and eat only foods which are minimally processed. It is good to check the nutrition labels on food - the NHS recommends that we buy products which have less that 5g of sugar per 100g.

If you are interested in learning more about lowering your sugar/carbs to improve your health and energy check out my services link and book a discovery call today.

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