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Where You Should and Should Not Be Getting Sugar from in Your Diet

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Healthy living is the way of the future, and at PrimaNora we look to the future of our patient’s health every single day. As a core principle of our anti-aging clinic, we believe in focusing on every high point issue that creates a very real threat to our bodies and life that should be long-lasting. Many people forget that in order to live well and feel that same way, we must nourish and care for the body in any way possibly for the better by removing impure foods and habits from our daily activities.

One of the most pressing issues in healthcare today is obesity that causes diabetes, heart disease, and many other metabolic conditions to take hold of us for the worst. We can change this for ourselves and the future of our world if we just pay attention to the things that are the worst for our system, and that is the amount of sugar we consume. Our PrimaNora health care professionals want to give you some insight into where you should and should not be getting your sugar from in your diet.

All Sugars Are Not Created Equal

It’s true whether or not you believe it, but all sugars are not the same and should not be considered as such because they are not composed of the same things. There are sugars in the world that are made naturally by the plants and animals of the world, but also by your own body.

There are a few varied sugar types including mono-, di-, and polysaccharides. Monosaccharides are simple sugars that we consume in our fruits and some vegetables. Disaccharides are second in nature, and while they are more complex, polysaccharides are used for energy storage and therefore are best used in the body. We look to monosaccharides that break down much more easily in our healthy system than others, but we cannot over consume them. This last set of polysaccharides is the key to reducing our intake of harmful sugars since we can find these complexities for better sugars for the body in vegetables, legumes, and fibers.

Here is a list of these foods you should think about moving to first before you pour one more spoonful of sugar in your medicine cup:

  • Honey (from the bees)
  • Apples
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Whole wheat
  • Agave
  • Bananas

We know that it can be hard for people to consume less of the things they think they love, but believe us when we say that you will be thankful for the change. Here are some sugary things you should get rid of right now:

  • Ketchup
  • Soft drinks
  • Sports drinks
  • Cookies
  • Pop-tarts
  • Granola bars
  • Cereals

When we think of processed sugars that come from high-fructose corn syrup and others, we imagine having less and less energy, feeling sluggish and nonproductive, not to mention unhealthy. Think about making yourself healthy again with PrimaNora at 03 7728 2886.