August 13, 2017

Working within the NHS with patients who are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes has made sugar an area of special interest for me. It is no surprise, if you look at the government recommendation with regards to healthy eating (low fat/high carb) and abundance of cheap refined foods that we are reaching an obesity epidemic. 

Table sugar (sucrose) is made of 2 molecules glucose and fructose. Table sugar has got zero vitamins and minerals and is pure refined carbohydrate. Sugar has been shown to be addictive when tested on rats, due to the brains dopamine response that means that when the sugar is cut out individuals can get craving and withdrawal – sound familiar? 

We could survive and thrive without never eating a spec of sugar ever again…who’s willing? The option is there…your taste buds would over time become more sensitive to savoury taste and foods like carrots would become super sweet. I have completely cut out the sweet stuff in the past and felt GREAT… however after about a mont...

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