Caution, white: why the body is not at all "sweet" from sugar
Caution, white: why the body is not at all "sweet" from sugar

The invention of synthetic sugar, the same sugar that we add to tea, is compared by nutritionists to the advent of the hydrogen bomb. Excess weight, even if you play sports, prolonged depression for no reason, weakness, fatigue, allergies and frequent colds are just the most popular consequences of the love of sweets. In our material, everything you wanted to know about sugar. Spoiler alert: Scroll to the end and you'll find a recipe for awesome Chocolate Oatmeal Cupcakes (Sugar Free).

Caution, white: why the body is not at all "sweet" from sugar Alena Zlobina

Alena Zlobina Founder, mastermind behind the Taste & Color project, an adherent of healthy eating and lifestyle

Even 50 years ago, the average Russian ate 15 kg of sugar a year, and today - more than 45. The number of oncology diseases (if there are cancer cells in the body, sugar contributes to their active growth), diabetes and obesity has increased proportionally.

It turns out that sugar reduces immunity by 17 times! The mechanism is simple: glucose replaces vitamin C in the body and cells saturated with it - phagocytes. But it is they, like a vacuum cleaner, that must absorb viruses, bacteria and other dangerous microorganisms that constantly attack a person. Glucose, getting into the body, simply prevents the life-saving cells from doing their job, slowing down their reaction by 75%.

More sweet - thicker butt


It happens that the next morning after a hearty feast with cakes and other goodies, the stomach howls with hunger, despite the fact that the day before you have eaten more than one portion. On the "train" of sugar that got into the body yesterday, the pancreas threw out insulin - and the glucose level dropped sharply. This is how dependence on sweets is formed: the brain received a signal of an alarming situation and triggered a hunger signal to the endocrine system, demanding another portion of sweets. Each time, the previous portion will be small, and the unburned calories will be deposited as fat.

Hollywood smile and good mood, goodbye


Diseases of tooth decay in people who love sweets are several times more common than in those who avoid it. Because glucose also interferes with the absorption of calcium. Those with a sweet tooth constantly experience a feeling of irritation, fatigue, and mood swings. It's all about the vitamin B group. To assimilate a large amount of sugar, the body "pumps" vitamin B from all organs and systems. A deficiency of vitamin B affects mental balance and worsens the condition of the heart muscle.

Sugar is the enemy of youth


And also from sugar we age, rapidly and irrevocably. It happens when glucose combines with proteins in the body to form a viscous fluid. In fact, these are toxins that envelop the cells and prevent them from performing the function intended by nature. First of all, such harmful glucose-protein compounds "attack" collagen, which is responsible for the elasticity and density of the skin, as well as for a clear oval of the face.

Sugar is a drug for happiness


Rumor has it that by 2020 they want to equate sugar with a soft drug. Scientists have proven that sweets are addictive akin to cocaine and heroin. An experiment was conducted with rats, when one animal was injected with the drug and the other was given sweets: both of them returned with the same constancy for the supplement.

Today, 75% of the products on the market contain sugar, it is even found in ketchup and sausage. It is added not only to stabilize the taste, but also to create the very dependence so that we buy the product. Sweets make us happy, because glucose makes us produce endorphins, dopamine and serotonin: if you eat a chocolate or two, you can move on. It is not so important for us that then there will be a glucose jump, which in turn will lead to a breakdown, eating another chocolate bar and closing the circle. Sports, love, travel, hand made - everything that gives us a feeling of happiness can be an excellent alternative to sweets.

Sugar, I'll replace you


People who eat irregularly and improperly tend to be addicted to sweets. Not surprising: when the body lacks carbohydrates, we automatically make up for this lack with sweet. But if you start to eat well, eat vegetables, cereals, fruits, you won't even want to look at sweets. The main thing is to create the right diet, because we can get sugars naturally, for example from fruits.

To make sure that everything is in order with your body, take an analysis for glycated hemoglobin. Normally, it should be less than 5.7%. If your indicator is higher, the slagging of the body is already threatening your health. Therefore, it is imperative to monitor the diet! Remember that eating a hefty portion of vegetables is far healthier than low-fat yogurt, a glass of juice, and a bun. Train yourself to savor sweets - there is very little, for the sake of taste, and not for the sake of satisfying hunger. And to finally stop loving sweets, watch the movie "Sugar", filmed back in 2014. This is a 100% sugar addiction vaccine.

While you shouldn't cut sugar abruptly, it's best to do it gradually, replacing synthetic sugar with coconut or other natural sweeteners. And it is best to prepare desserts yourself - with natural ingredients. Then you can be one hundred percent sure that they will not harm your health (and figure).

Desserts without refined sugar can be a great alternative to common sweets. For example, oatmeal muffins with chocolate.

Recipe: Chocolate Oatmeal Cupcakes



Coconut oil - 1-2 tablespoons spoons

Bananas - 3 pcs.

Liquid vanilla - 1/2 tsp

Almond flour - 50 g

Coconut flakes - 20 g

Large oatmeal - 75 g

Chopped oatmeal - 75 g

Chocolate veg chips - 70 g (can be substituted with cocoa powder)

Salt - 7 g

Sweetener to taste.


In a deep bowl, mix all the loose ingredients: coarse and chopped oatmeal, almond flour, chocolate chips and coconut, add a pinch of Himalayan salt. Then we send half a spoonful of liquid vanilla and bananas there - it is better to knead them with your hands. Mix the cake mix thoroughly with your hands to get an even dough. Add 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil and any natural sweetener to it. Optionally, add cocoa powder to enhance the chocolate flavor. Grease the muffins with coconut oil and fill them with dough. Bake at 200 degrees for 20 minutes. A delicious dessert is ready!

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