Processed Sugar..vs...Raw Organic Sugar!!
Some Facts about Sugar:
Most people think sugar gives the body a boost, nothing could be farther from the truth.
MIT researcher Dr. Judith Wurtman studied the effect of sugar on the human body for many years.
Her findings were the absolute opposite of what we have been lead to believe about plain processed sugar and raw sugar.
The facts are that the amount of sugar you have in your blood has nothing to do with your moods or your energy level.
That's what hundreds of experiments done at MIT concluded.
Sugar like all carbohydrates forces insulin into the bloodstream, ultimately triggering an amino acid called tryptophan.
Tryptophan rushes to the brain where it produces serotonin.
It is a neurotransmitter for actually helping us stay happy.
Known to researchers as "the Calming Chemical."
Serotonin is stimulated via anti-depressants. But, it cannot be produced by anti-depressants.
Sugar stimulates the compound responsible for the making of serotonin which in turn makes you a happier person.
Just Plain Old Processed Sugar and Plain Raw Sugar.
I know I have gotten off the subject, but the research is so fascinating.
As a result of eating sugar you will feel less stressed, less anxious and much more focused and relaxed.
Eating sugary foods sets of a physiological reaction, generating a compound in the brain (serotonin) that tranquilizes.
No part of sugar energizes.
What might in fact energize, and not in a good way, are all the additives and chemicals that aren't actually food but are still making up the content of all packaged foods in this country.
Food additives and harmful chemicals banned in counties in Europe and in Canada still get into our foods in the USA.
Ask the FDA and the U.S.Agricultural Department!
Nor does sugar lead to criminal behavior
It will not cause diabetes any more than overeating any other food
Nor will it cause a heart attack
It will not cause acne
Nor will it alone cause obesity
Here are a few guidelines to follow if you want to use sugar to aid you:
Take no more than 2 ounces of a sugary food.
Eat it without protein.
Protein deadens the effect of the serotonin and the amount manufactured.
Sugar has no nutritional value, it supplies only calories.
Consuming sugared foods can cause weight gain.
It leads to cravings because it enters the blood stream fast and it can raise and lower the blood sugar levels to quickly.
In doing so, the brain signals the body it need more nourishment and the cravings begin.
The sugar leaves the blood as quickly as it appears.
Keep your teeth clean because sugar does promote cavities.
WARNING: Do not use processed sugar on wounds without first knowing what you are doing and when it's necessary to use it.
Do not substitute sugar for medical care.
Adding sugar to a wound that has not stopped bleeding or before it is properly cleaned could do way more harm than good.
Dr Knutson know exactly when and where to use sugar for medicinal purposes, we don't!!
This is my cluttered kitchen.
This is where I invent all my fun recipes.
Ok, you want to know why raw or organic sugar is better for you:
Processed sugar goes through washing, boiling, centrifuging, filtering and drying.
After all of that all of the nutritional elements are gone "with the wash" and other processes.
What remains from the raw sugar is sucrose and a few insignificant minerals.
To make sugar which is naturally brown, white, they bleach it with lime and carbon dioxide.
It whitened more via a water process which leaches out the remaining vitamins and minerals.
Raw Sugar is just that and organic sugar is not processed it is steamed to purify it.
In 1957, a doctor by the name of Dr. William Coda Martin tried to answer an important question: "When is a food a food and when is it a poison?" He perceived "poison" as: "Medically, any substance applied to the body, ingested or developed within the body, which causes or may cause disease."
Dr. Martin considered refined sugar as a poison because it depletes the body of vitamins and minerals critical for life..
So, what would you be more inclined to eat daily processed sugar or organic?
DL Grace pMed; BSM; ASEMT