Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Honey, No Sugar Sugar...

Do you feel like you have to add sugar to your coffee, tea or cereal? Well, you should try replacing it with honey, which although is 30% glucose and 40% fructose, it has less of an effect on spiking insulin levels in the body and is a much healthier option. © 2014

It's important to maintain a stable insulin level, particularly if you're looking to shred a few pounds. One of the biggest misconceptions about weight loss is that you just need to avoid eating food which is high in fat. Where in actual fact it's mainly sugar that you need to stay away from, and I'll explain why. 

A single gram of fat contains 9 calories, whereas a gram of protein and carbohydrates each carry 4 calories. So that puts thing into perspective as to why food which is high in fat is considered "fattening" by many people. 

Now, although sugar is a carbohydrate, and therefore contains only 4 calories per gram, it is classified as a "simple carbohydrate" which means it gets absorbed very quickly and thereby creates a spike in insulin. This results is elevated blood sugar levels, which unless consumed in a relatively short span of time ends up being stored as bodyfat. Now we don't like that, do we?    

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