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Why are people nowadays so addicted to sweets? It’s a question that is not difficult to answer. Because nowadays, whether it’s food, snacks, snacks or even drinks that are sold in the market. All of them have a sweet taste and are full of large amounts of sugar. The latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2015 came out to recommend that sugar consumption is
“Sugar should be no more than 5% of your daily energy intake. Or roughly equivalent to 6 teaspoons per day, or 24 grams per day (1 teaspoon equals about 4 grams).”
However, it is shocking that we are now consuming much more sugar than the prescribed amount, from food, snacks, and beverages. A source of sugar that is considered silent in large quantities is unpredictable. “Sugar in various beverages” sure enough.
Sugar is hidden in beverages.
In this era, whether it’s in a department store or even a shop on the street in our neighborhood. We often come across shops selling coffee, iced tea, bubble tea and other beverages. This is because of the popularity of coffee, tea, soft drinks, and beverages advertised as healthy drinks. is becoming more and more popular among Thai people.
Although the price of drinks (some brands) is as high as hundreds. But we can also see people lined up to buy these drinks.
Why are these drinks such a huge source of sugar we get?
Because of the popular drinks that we eat today Whether it’s coffee, green tea, iced tea, bubble tea, smoothies, instant juices. or even a drink advertised as a healthy drink They all contain very high amounts of sugar. Some species may be found up to 40-50 grams ever. This exceeds the WHO guidelines, so we call these beverages “Calorically Sweetened Beverages,” or high-calorie sweetened beverages.
The most common sugars in these beverages include the familiar sucrose. And another kind of sugar that has a cool name as “High Fructose Corn Syrup” (High Fructose Corn Syrup) or abbreviated as HFCS, which is currently found. It is a sugar that has many negative effects on health. It is therefore not surprising that Why is it that people who are addicted to sweets are at risk of getting old, deteriorating and suffering from various diseases? that we can easily see nowadays. Especially “obesity” is a silent threat. which is increasingly including diabetes hyperlipidemia high blood pressure cardiovascular disease some types of cancer, etc. Now, let’s get to know the sugar HFCS.
Know HFCS Sugar
Why is HFCS sugar so popular in today’s health circles? Because it is sugar that is 1.73 times sweeter than granulated sugar and has a low production cost. and easy to maintain because it is in liquid form This makes it an advantage compared to other sugars. For this reason, it has become very popular in the food and beverage industry.
The origin of HFCS is from the US side. Because it is produced from corn, a plant that is commonly grown in the United States. (Different from our country that is popular to grow sugarcane to produce sugar) after the introduction of HFCS. Entering the food industry soon found that The United States has become a country with more people who are addicted to sweet things. and followed by diabetes problems Hyperlipidemia and obesity (Metabolic syndrome), etc. American people are very alert to this problem. and began to pay more attention to the HFCS
How does HFCS affect health?
If you just listen to the name, it’s fructose. Which is usually obtained from natural fruits, isn’t it? But in fact, HFCS is a sugar that is produced by industrial processes. Therefore, it contains both fructose and glucose.
We now find that there are three common forms of HFCS.
Type 1 42% fructose and 58% glucose (called HFCS 42%).
Type 2 55% fructose and 45% glucose (called HFCS 55%).
Type 3 90% fructose and 10% glucose (referred to as 90% HFCS).
The type most commonly used in beverages and food, HFCS 55%. We typically get about 15 grams of fructose per day from fruit (depending on the individual). It will increase the amount of fructose per day even higher.
That we consume a lot of fructose sugar. Will cause effects on the body in various trees. Due to the metabolism (Metabolism) of fructose sugar is different from glucose. Because glucose from the food or drink we eat will be absorbed into the bloodstream. The pancreas is stimulated to secrete. The hormone insulin (Insulin) is released to lower blood sugar levels. At the same time, the hormone insulin will stimulate the body to secrete another hormone called The hormone leptin (Leptin), which is responsible for signaling the brain that we are full and to stop eating. This mechanism is like a tool our bodies use to balance our blood sugar and weight.
but on the contrary Fructose is irreversible like glucose. Because when we eat sugar fructose into and is absorbed into the bloodstream. Most are transported to the liver. And some will be converted to glucose and continue to normal metabolism. But we found that most fructose is not structurally altered and goes into further metabolism.
So what can we get from the body’s use of fructose? In particular, the cells of the liver are free fatty acids (Free Fatty Acid), cholesterol (Cholesterol), and triglycerides. (Triglyceride) that means
If we eat a lot of sugar fructose. It may cause hyperlipidemia and fatty liver.
In addition, we also found that Elevated blood fructose levels affect pancreatic beta cells in the secretion of insulin in order to lower blood sugar levels. In addition, fructose also decreases the secretion of leptin. The consequence of eating too much HFCS is elevated blood lipid levels. With fat accumulation in the liver, abdomen (belly), arms, legs, body weight will increase. and can lead to obesity
When we catch these diseases together, we will find that There is another important group of diseases that cause heart disease, paralysis, paralysis, that is, metabolic syndrome or metabolic syndrome.
Another issue that we should be aware of from drinking this type of beverage often is the energy that is obtained from the drink or calories because there are other components in addition to the sugar that we get. Whether it is fat from milk, creamer, whipped cream and various toppings. mixed in beverages In general, the average energy we get from these drinks. Per glass is about 200-400 calories, which is quite high. It is therefore not surprising that Why is it that people who like these drinks tend to gain weight or gain weight easily?
Addiction to sweet taste is a behavior that has a negative effect on health. cause various health problems, especially obesity Which is the origin of many diseases, so how we can slow down the disease and slow aging should start from not eating sweets. By avoiding drinks that are too sweet. Cut down on foods that add large amounts of HFCS sugar and eat a complete and varied diet.
This should be another simple method of anti-aging that we can all do.