Blood Sugar Balance. Salem Chapter WAPF February 18, 2014 Jessica Kouka, NTP Arise Nutritional Therapy, LLC. Blood Sugar Balance. The Big Fat Lie US statistics sugar consumption/diabetes Carbohydrate digestion Organs of blood sugar regulation Hormones of blood sugar regulation
Salem Chapter WAPF
February 18, 2014
Jessica Kouka, NTP
Arise Nutritional Therapy, LLC
So what's so bad about all this sugar? After all, sugar can certainly be part of a healthy diet. And while it can cause cavities, there's no firm evidence that it's directly linked to diabetes or other serious health problem.
The problem comes when we simply take in too many calories.
"It's really the extra calories from sugar in our diet that causes health problems like diabetes and obesity, not anything inherently unhealthy about sugar itself," says Jule Anne Henstenberg, RD, director of the Nutrition Program at La Salle University in Philadelphia.
"Foods with a lot of sugar taste good, so we eat can eat too much of them," she says.
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In fact, between 1987 and 1997, consumption of "added sugar" in the United States grew 20%. This trend is also being seen in the developing world, according to the WHO.
That's one reason both the United Nations and the World Health Organization released guidelines in 2003 that say sugar should account for no more than 10% of daily calories. In a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet, that's just 200 calories -- or eight heaping teaspoons of table sugar at 25 calories each. A single can of regular soda, with the equivalent of 10 teaspoons, would put you over.
1822 ~6lbs/year, 2000 >100lbs/year Stephen Guyenet 2012
In people over the age of 20, diabetes has increased from 1.6 million cases in 1958 to 18.8 million in 2010. The annual cost was approximately $174 billion in 2007. Costs a diabetic person $10,000/year.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: June 2003
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