Sugar destroys the brain and liver.
Once the sugar was considered a delicacy to relish, which were hard to get. If you are lucky enough, you can add it yourself to coffee or tea.
But, says Dr. Robert Lustig, Professor of pediatric endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco (KUSF), sugar remained “extremely expensive until the mid-18th — early 19th century”.
This high cost may actually have been virtuous, because she did excessive consumption of sugar is almost impossible for most people. This is the problem. According to Dr. Lustig used in excessive amounts sugar acts on the liver as a chronic, dose-dependent toxin (poison).
Why sugar is bad for your liver?
The main problem with sugar, and processed fructose in particular, is that your liver has a very limited ability to metabolize it. Dr. Lustig explains why sugar is so harmful to the liver and how it can lead to diabetes.
According to Dr. Lustig person can safely metabolize only about six teaspoons of added sugar a day.
However, the average person consumes 20 teaspoons of added sugar a day. These excessive amounts of sugar are converted in the process of metabolism in adipose tissue and leads to many metabolic diseases, including, inter alia:
Diabetes of the 2nd type
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
As stated on the website SugarScience.org created by Dr. Robert Lustig and colleagues, who studied more than 8,000 independent studies on sugar and its role in heart disease, 2 diabetes type, liver diseases, etc.:
“Over time, drinking large amounts of sugar can cause strain and disorders of critical organs, including the pancreas and liver. If there is excessive load on the pancreas, which produces insulin to process sugar, it may no longer regulate blood sugar levels appropriately.
Large doses of sugar of fructose can overload the liver, which participates in the processing of fructose. The liver converts fructose to fat, which accumulates in the liver and also secreted into the bloodstream.
This process contributes to the development of key elements of the metabolic syndrome, including high levels of fats or triglycerides in the blood, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and excess fat in the form of “sugar belly”.
Critically high levels of sugar in the blood associated with disorders of the kidneys
Your body can take just one teaspoon of sugar in the blood under any circumstances, and this is the critical level. If the level of sugar in your blood will reach one teaspoon, you risk to fall into a hyperglycemic coma and even die.
Your body is doing a great job to prevent such a development, producing insulin, which maintains blood sugar at a safe level. Any food with a high content of carbohydrates in the form of cereals or sugar usually causes a sharp increase in the level of glucose in the blood.