9 myths about sugar that it is time to stop believingPictolic
Categories: Food and Drinks
Have you ever wondered what a bunch of prejudices which we lovingly hammered into your head since childhood, we restrict the already difficult life? The refrigerator door long enough, otherwise it will break. And the garbage in the evening can not stand, money is not (for the same reason in the house not to whistle). Recall many such examples.
With sugar all the same. Sugar is harmful, addictive and a lot of diseases just white death, not otherwise. It's time to stop believing in people's speculation.
Sugar causes hyperactivity in children
If your child is worn like a madman in a circle, stop blaming sugar. Studies trying to establish a connection between hyperactivity and sugar consumption, has collapsed. The reason for the emergence of this myth was a Wake-up letter, received in 1974, the American Academy of Pediatrics, in which one William crook wrote that for more than three years, he thinks sugar is responsible for hyperactivity in children. However, no scientific justification in the text was not found.
The heirs of the Vedic tradition will tell you that organic honey is healthier the corn fructose stuff, which is used in the food industry. Let them tell you it is the scientist whose unanimous opinion says: and honey, and corn syrup gives the same effect. The only problem is that chocolates contain more sugar per serving than organic foods, and therefore more calories. But it is limited, so you shouldn't do the tragedy and condemn the evil corn syrup.
Children who abuse soda at higher risk of obesity
Another strange speculation, "backed by" interest, one serving of sparkling water a day at 60% increases the risk that your child will be obese. From the camp of the scientific community again heard the calls for calm: Yes, benefit from a fairly high-calorie soda is not very much, but not one she makes citizens of all ages in the fat blocks. More mobile lifestyle and a proper diet far better impact on your weight than the refusal of sugar.
Sugar causes diabetes
A common myth. Studies have shown a very weak correlation between the consumption of sugary foods and diabetes. All that scientists know about the effects of sugar on metabolism, obesity and diabetes, while lying in the theory. Heredity has a far greater impact on your health than what you eat. Dependence on sugar can be compared to heroin
In 2009, it has been suggested that sugar stimulates the reward system of our brain as well, as do tobacco, alcohol, sex, cocaine, and heroin, that allows to put between these things the equals sign. The proof of that supposedly are pictures of the brain, on which certain parts responsible for pleasure, equally react to sugar and the above-mentioned stimuli. Polar point of view says that brain imaging methods still do not allow you to show what it's like each of the dependencies, and therefore, the fear of "sugar addiction" does not yet substantiated and it is necessary to forget.
Diet completely without sugar is healthier than low sugar
If some believe that any dose of cocaine lethal, others are sure to kill them can only spoon of sugar. And while there are such people, they will be difficult to convince that the sugar in small portions for example, even with a strict diet.
Sugar is the precursor to addiction
The assumptions above give some propagandists the opportunity to say that sugar opens the door to dependence on the more serious substances. These fears are unfounded. First, it has been established that there is no "sugar needle" no. Secondly, the very idea of the transition from soft drugs to hard no evidence it was and remains the only inference. Brown sugar is healthier than white
Color is not a factor of usefulness or harm. In the industrial processing of sugar cane is formed of black treacle, or molasses, which is responsible for the color of the product. Pure molasses contains many vitamins and minerals like potassium and magnesium, but in their brown sugar is not enough, so do not comfort yourself with illusions that cane sugar brings you more benefits than white. The essence of both these types of sugar are the same — the workflow allows you to clean the brown sugar from molasses and obtain white.
Sugar is an aphrodisiac
In the nineteenth century, sugar is not considered a cause of diabetes, and hyperactivity, but attributed to its stimulant properties sexual desire in women, children and, even more suspiciously, the poor. Now it's safe to say that there is no reason to put sugar in one row with cinnamon, spices, cloves and other alleged aggravating desire products, as it did 150 years ago. Yes, and by the so-called natural aphrodisiacs are not all well understood.