Added sugar vs naturally occurring sugar. Simple vs complex carbohydrates.
Added sugars are added to a food during processing. When sugars occur naturally they can be found in foods such as fruit (fructose) and milk (lactose). When you take in added sugar it is usually extra work for your liver to process, and if it can't process the sugar it's released as fat in your bloodstream. When its naturally occurring, it's less work for your liver and it may be used as sugar to keep your glucose levels normal.
All carbohydrates are made up of units of sugar ("saccharride"). Carbohydrates containing only one unit of sugar (called "monosaccharides") or two units of sugar (called "disaccharides") are known as simple sugars or simple carbohydrates.
Simple sugars are quickly broken down and provide a very fast increase in blood sugar, while complex carbs take longer and cause blood sugar to rise more gradually. Complex carbohydrates are found in foods such as starchy vegetables (corn, potatoes, peas, etc.) breads, cereals, rice and grains. Complex carbs are broken down into the simple sugars during digestion, which causes them to be processed more slowly in the body.
Conclusion: To get your six pack to show, you have to reduce your sugar and fat intake and work on the core and abs.
In Good Health,
Posted on Fri, May 4, 2012
by David Thompson filed under