IT CAN ADD BELLY BULGE!
After years of saying that calories are the only thing that counts, experts now say what you eat matters too. Sugary foods are rapidly absorbed, precipitating insulin spikes that cause rebound hunger and elevate triglyceride levels (increasing your risk of heart disease), say a family physician Mark Hyman author of The Blood Sugar Solution.
Scarier still, surplus fructose can build fat deep in the abdomen, which is the worst place in terms of health risks says registered dietitian Janis Jibrin of wellness site Thebestlife.com
Don't be a Faker:
So why no just grab a diet drink, right? turns out, satisfying your cravings with artificial substitutes isn't a smart sway. Though they don't have the cause, researchers have found that people who drink diet sodas are more likely to gain weight. One possible explanation? The faux stuff primes your palate to crave sweets, making it harder to scale back.
Slashing Sugar Made Simple:
Don't skimp on lean protein:
- Foods like meat,s fish and nuts are digested slowly, which can help stabilize blood sugar and keep you fuller longer so you're less likely to have cravings.
- Watch out for energy bars and shakes - they're loaded with sugar. Instead, go for lean protein, such as turkey, grilled chicken, fish and plain low fat Greek yogurt.
- At firs Glance, juice may seem health savvy; witness the ubiquity of the juice cleanse craze. Most fruit juices are high in sugar,.
- Your best bet Eat the whole fruit. It's more filling for fewer calories.
- Dilute your juice with increasing amounts of water or seltzer.
- Sweeteners go by many names and can be lurking where you least expect them.
- Common sources include breads, ketchup, pasta sauce, peanut butter, salad dressings, and soups.
- Bone up on the aliases you may find on labels, such as brown rice syrup, corn syrup solids, dextrin, galactose, and malt syrup.
- You don't get fat on fruit.
- Focus on low sugar, high fiber rich choices like blueberries and peaches over super sweet fruits like pineapple.