Anyone seen the Jamie Oliver’s Sugar Rush debate? Scary how so much hidden sugar is in our foods. Four grams of sugar equals a teaspoon of sugar. The average person is unwittingly consuming more than 30 teaspoons of sugar a day cleverly disguised in cereal, drinks, yoghurts, pre-packaged sauces and so forth. What a lot of people consider healthy is not as healthy as you may think.
The World Health organization recommends no more than seven teaspoons of sugar a day. No wonder we are getting fatter. The pharmaceutical industry is cleverly developing the next generation of diabetes drugs so it can be ready to reap the profits as we become fatter and fatter with each generation.
A diet high in refined carbohydrates and sugar produces excess insulin. If this continues we eventually become insulin resistant which means your cells have become seriously impaired in their ability to respond to the insulin your body makes. INSULIN RESISTANCE MEANS WE CANNOT BURN FAT EFFICIENTLY, hence the vicious cycle begins…
Almost 30 percent of the global population are considered overweight or obese. Australia is following the the US trend where obesity-related diseases like Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, dementia, cancer account and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease account for 75 percent of all health care costs.
Fat tissue secretes an inflammatory factor called CXCL5 that is linked to insulin resistance2 and contributes to the development of type 2 diabetes. Lots of fat tissue = lots of inflammation that undermines every facet of health.
Insulin resistance plays a role in nearly every chronic degenerative disease.
Fortunately, Insulin resistance can be diagnosed and treated effectively but like any disease or imbalance, it needs be treated before it gets too out of hand otherwise the road to recovery is longer and much harder…..