Have Yourself Some Sugar, Let Your Heart Be Light.
Here are a few of the benefits of sugar:
Sugar promotes thyroid function.
Sugar suppresses cortisol.
Sugar lowers adrenalin.
Sugar protects against stress.
Sugar is sweet for a reason.
Sugar gives you energy.
Sugar improves metabolism.
Sugar does not cause obesity.
Sugar does not cause diabetes.
Sugar is not evil.
Sugar promotes happiness.
Sugar reduces endotoxin.
Sugar protects you from polyunsaturated fats.
Sugar promotes glycogen storage.
Sugar protects against muscle wasting.
Sugar helps to regulate blood glucose levels.
Sugar helps to promote healthy weight reduction.
Sugar improves digestion.
Sugar lowers serotonin.
Sugar improves liver function.
Sugar improves detoxification.
Sugar improves mood.
Sugar improves sleep quality.
Sugar is calming.
Sugar reduces aggressive behaviour.
Sugar is anti-inflammatory.
Sugar improves immune function.
Sugar protects against estrogen.
Sugar increases body temperature.
Sugar does not feed cancer.
‘Sucrose ingestion normalizes feeding, energy balance and central corticotropin releasing factor expression…’ (Laugero KD. 2001)
‘High cortisol levels are known to cause…increased mortality…When fruit availability was low, cortisol increased, likely because….obtaining less sugar.’ (Alison M. Behie, et al., 2010)
‘The results of this experiment tend to support our model of chronic effects of stress…and a comfort-food reduction in activity of the HPA axis.’ (Pecoraro N, et al., 2004)
‘Results suggest…a high-sucrose diet does not induce obesity….or enhance weight gain…but it may have the potential to improve stress tolerance.’ (Kanazawa M, et al., 2003)
‘The sucrose-induced rise in resting metabolic rate was accompanied by a rise in serum triiodothyronine values, but not plasma insulin or norepinephrine concentrations….may, therefore, minimize the thermic adaptation to weight loss.’ (Hendler RG, et al., 1986)
‘Fructose and sucrose solutions enhanced energy intake but did not increase body weight….did not impair insulin-stimulated glucose uptake…’ (Ruzzin J, et al., 2005)
‘…low dose fructose improves the glycemic response to an oral glucose load…without significantly enhancing the insulin or triglyceride response.’ (Moore MC, et al., 2000)
‘…low dose fructose improves the glycemic response to an oral glucose load in adults with type 2 diabetes…’ (Moore MC, et al., 2001)
‘This study suggests that a high-fructose diet can protect against endotoxicity in part through induction of endogenous TG-rich lipoproteins…’ (Harris HW, et al., 1999)
‘…this study demonstrates that brain glucose can act on serotonergic metabolism and thus can prevent exercise-induced increase of 5-HT levels…’ (Béquet F, et al., 2002)
‘The results suggested that glucose rather than fructose exerted more deleterious effects on mineral balance and bone.’ (Tsanzi E, et al., 2008)
‘Obese individuals…with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus…display a normal thermogenesis after ingestion of fructose.’ ( L Tappy, E Jéquier, 1993)
‘We found no association between dietary sugars and risk of colorectal or any other major cancer.’ (Tasevska N, et al., 2012)
‘In this large prospective study, total fructose intake was weakly positively associated with all-cause mortality in both women and men, whereas added sugar, sucrose, and added sucrose intakes were inversely associated with other-cause mortality in men. In our analyses, intake of added sugars was not associated with an increased risk of mortality.’ (Tasevska N, et al., 2014)
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