SWEET TOOTH

Are you craving for something sweet?

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Are you tormented by the dilemma of sugar toxicity?  If this is what you want to know more about then continue with reading.

Until recently we were told not to eat fats because they are bad for our health. This was proven wrong after millions of people became obese and sick by following direction of “experts” on this subject.
Now the same “experts” are bashing sugar, fructose in particular so should we trust them and follow their recommendations?
Let us examine the facts before we make up our minds. Firs let us observe the nature. What do we see?

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Wild animals have extremely limited access to dietary glucose. The type of sugar that animals can get to is in fruits, berries and flowers. What type of sugar is that? It is called fructose. Most animals have access to fructose only sporadically since fruits are not readily available but some animals live on it. Actually they live on combination of fructose and pollen. Right away we realize that something is not right and there is discrepancy between what the nature is showing us and what we are being told by “scientists”.
Modern science is showing us that when fructose enters our blood it will not bond to insulin and no cell in our body will touch it. This is why it will be taken into the liver for processing. Liver has small capacity for fructose processing and will rearrange fructose into glycogen (animal type of glucose) but it can handle about 20 grams of fructose daily. The problem is that with our diet we take in more than 200 grams fructose daily. Liver has no other choice but to break it down same as it does alcohol by changing fructose into fat (triglyceride) and uric acid. Now here we can clearly see the problem. Triglycerides will be deposited as fat making us obese and uric acid will do lot of damage from damaging the blood circulation to rheumatism. We’ve got it, now we understand hurrah!!!!!
NOT SO FAST. Slow down your horses. We have to look further than this. How come that wild animals do not show any problems eating fructose?
When wild animals eat fructose only small amount of it will actually enter their blood. Reason for this is small amount of GLUT protein in cells that do the sugar transporting from intestines into the blood. Nothing can enter the blood from intestines without being sucked in utilizing transporting mechanism. For glucose and fructose this transporting mechanism is called GLUT protein. Fructose being more viscous and stickier will bond to it quicker and deprive glucose to enter the blood. When transporters are full no more sugar can enter our blood so the rest of the sugar in our intestines starts to ferment. If there was a lot of sugar the fermentation will trigger diarrhea and eliminate it from our body. Great, our body has solution of how to deal with access of sugar so why is sugar bad for us?

To explain this I have to show you the action of what “scientists” call the safe carbohydrate (glucose). And those are starches. They are composed mainly of glucose and fructose held together by electromagnetic bond. When carbohydrate enters our mouth under influence of enzyme it brakes down in what we call simple sugars, glucose and fructose. Now we get huge quantities of those two sugars in our intestines so how come that we do not get diarrhea and get rid of it? To understand this we have to examine the “safe” sugar GLUCOSE.

When glucose enters our blood it has to be bonded to insulin. For this reason pancreas start producing insulin and sends it into the blood. Insulin will help glucose to enter cells and they will utilize it as energy fuel. So far so good. Problem start when there is to much glucose entering our blood. How is it possible that there can be more glucose entering the blood than there is GLUT available? Simply elevated production of insulin stimulates higher production of GLUT protein. Slowly the amount of GLUT protein is rising and more and more sugar is being absorbed into the blood. To recapitulate: GLUCOSE will increase the amount of free insulin in the blood, increase the amount of GLUT protein and this way not only increase absorption of glucose but fructose alike. Now not only 20 grams of fructose but more than 200 grams of fructose can be absorbed. This will create lot of fat and uric acid not to mention that glucose is bad source of energy for our cells because it depowers them from utilizing the fat properly. Read about it in my book.
Now tell me please do you agree with “scientists” as the sugar is concerned? Is glucose the safe sugar and is fructose the bad sugar as far as our diet is concerned.
Fructose does not increase level of GLUT transporters, most of it ferments and gets eliminated if we eat correctly.
What are we doing differently from animals that we absorb so much more fructose? We heat up our vegetables. Heat breaks cellulose fiber that harbors carbohydrates and make it available for digestion.
For example wild bore has very little fat under the skin. Domestic pig since we feed it with processed and cooked food gets fat as a PIG.

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. Same happens to us. More glucose in diet, more GLUT will be available and higher absorption of glucose and fructose into the blood will occur.

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This is why when we eat processed and cooked foods we will absorb much higher quantities of fructose from fruits so we should limit the amount of fruits we eat. If you eat correctly as wild animals do then you can eat as much fruits as you wish of course if having diarrhea does not bother you.

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