Statistically speaking, every German consumes more than 34 kilograms of industrial sugar a year. In many articles, unfortunately, the core of the problem is not dealt with in detail, so that they perceive all sugars as harmful.
Scientifically, we are much further ahead.
Sugar is not the same as sugar
We want to look at it from a different perspective.
Because sugar is not just sugar. There are innumerable forms of sugar: glucose, fructose, sucrose, lactose, starch to name just a few. One also speaks of carbohydrates.
Scientifically proven, the body only needs 3 "building blocks" to survive:
- Amino acids
- Vitamins & minerals
So sugar is not listed here. This is because our body can convert protein to sugar / carbohydrates.
However, with this constellation, our body lacks the necessary "energy", so to speak, the "fuel" to really perform. That's where sugar comes in. Let us agree that I will now speak of “carbohydrates” because the word sugar is always associated with industrial sugar.
To be fully efficient, concentrated and resilient, as I said, carbohydrates are absolutely necessary. This is also the reason why the mood always suffers with a "low-carb diet".
Pay attention to high-quality carbohydrates
The question that arises here is: "Do I get my carbohydrates from high or low-quality foods?" By high quality is meant that the food is as unprocessed as possible.
There is something crucial to consider here:
Carbohydrates are not metabolized by air and love in the body, but with the help of vitamins and minerals. A crucial building material for this is the mineral potassium, which is contained in EVERY fruit. Conversely, this means that 99.8 percent industrial sugar cannot be easily used.
Our body is forced to use the vitamin and mineral stores in the body to metabolize the sugar. It therefore does not take long and our body has "difficulties" to transport the sugar into the cells because our stores are exhausted.
However, since the sugar has to “go”, insulin is produced until there is nothing left - this can be very exhausting for the body, and you end up in the “feeding coma”.
Put simply, this means that the nutrient ratio of many of today's sweets and foods is no longer correct. Let's take an apple as a counter example: It always has exactly enough vitamins and minerals that our body can use the sugar it contains. I personally don't know anyone who has gotten sick and overweight because of excessive apple consumption.
So the solution to the problem is not to completely do without any kind of sugar, but to supply it with high-quality carbohydrate sources. Clearly presented, this can be realized with two terms:
Fruit & Vegetable
Whoever turns up his nose and believes that nothing good can be done with vegetables, has already tried to save money with the cookbook. Almost every cake can alternatively be prepared without industrial sugar and other isolated substances.
Here you can see fruits that contain plenty of carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. The trick is that "sweets" are always consumed in combination with vitamins & minerals.
- Dates (there are already more than 10 of over 400 varieties that are sold in Germany)
- Goji berries
- Melons (honeydew melon, watermelon etc.)
- Star fruit
To name just a few.
If you haven't tried any of the fruits listed here, I recommend them unconditionally. You'll be amazed. (Provided you buy fresh and ripe fruit).
Honestly, who is willing to completely do without carbohydrates? Fortunately, nobody has to.
The only question is: which shelf do you reach into?