Benefits of a No Sugar Diet

Sugar is the generalize name for sweet, short chain, soluble carbohydrates, many of which are used in food, which are composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.

Benefits of a NO Sugar Diet

  • added sugar supplies a large amount of fructose – the only organ in the body that can metabolize fructose is the liver – when large amounts of fructose enter the liver that is already full of glycogen, most of the fructose gets turned into fat
  • sugar does not contain any vitamins or minerals – sugar is empty calories – foods like pastries, sodas and candy bars have very little essential nutrients
  • sugar causes deposition of fat in the liver – when there is an overload of sugar in the liver, some get shipped out but part of it remains in the liver – this fat can build up over time and can lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • sugar harms your cholesterol and triglycerides – in a controlled study, people were assigned to drink 25% of calories as either a glucose-sweetened drink or a fructose-sweetened drink – people who consumed fructose-sweetened drink had increased blood triglycerides, increases in small, dense LDL and oxidized LDL (which is very, very bad), higher fasting glucose and insulin, decrease insulin sensitivity and increased fat in the abdominal cavity (visceral fat)
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  • sugar causes insulin resistance – our western diet causes our cells to become insulin resistance which raises the insulin levels in the blood – this can lead to obesity and diabetes
  • sugar does not cause proper satiety – studies shows that fructose does not induce satiety like glucose which will contribute to a higher calorie intake
  • sugar is addictive – studies in rats have shown that they can be physically addicted to sugar – this however is harder to prove in people but many people consume sugar and other junk food in a pattern that is typical for addictive and abusive compounds
  • sugar causes resistance to a hormone called leptin – leptin is a hormone that is secreted by our fat cells – the more fat we have, the more leptin we secrete – it is a signal to tell the brain that we are full and to stop eating – in obese people, there is a high level of leptin but it is not working – this is called leptin resistance and is a main reason why people eat more calories than they burn and become obese
The world produced about 168 million tonnes of sugar in 2011.  The average person consumes 24 kilograms – about 53 pounds – of sugar each year.  Sugar has been linked to obesity and it is also highly implicated as a cause for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia, macular degeneration and tooth decay.

BLS Fact of the Week

During CPR, you should push on the chest at a rate of 100 to 120 compressions per minute.  The beat of “Stayin’ Alive” is perfect tempo for chest compressions.

ACLS Fact of the Week

H’s and T’s will help direct your search for underlying causes to any arrhythmias associated with ACLS.  For the next several weeks, we will focus on the H’s and T’s.  This week, we will list them all:

  • hypovolemia
  • hypoxia
  • hydrogen ion (acidosis)
  • hyperkalemia / hypokalemia
  • hypothermia
  • toxins
  • tamponade (cardiac)
  • tension pneumothorax
  • thrombosis (cardiac and pulmonary)



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