A few months ago we told you how had uncovered the big lie of the sugar, when decades ago altered the studies that say * which foods were more dangerous for our weight and our heart *, and waived the sugar, fat-attacking.
That made people to decrease the consumption of fat and, consequently, increase the food with more simple carbohydrates, and even the foods with added sugar because, in reality, never we have been concerned much by it. We now know that it is a food that should not be abused at all, and given the risk for children to learn this, there is who has already found a way to get that another generation of children, future adults, atiborre sugar, making them believe that he is healthy.
But what’s wrong with sugar?
The question should be the other way around: what’s good? Because apart from the taste, there’s nothing more. In fact, already many of us call it “new tobacco”, for these reasons:
- Oxford researchers estimated that a reduction of 15% sugar consumption would prevent that 180,000 people of United Kingdom finished having obesity in just one year with such a measure, and one even larger number of people would avoid being overweight.
- Another study by analyzing data from 175 countries revealed that for every 150 extra calories from sugar (compared with 150 calories of fat or protein), the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in the population was up to 11 times higher.
- A third study concluded that in American adults that they consume more than 25% of daily calories as sugar, the risk of cardiovascular mortality is three times compared with those who consumed less than 10%. This happened independently of BMI and physical activity performing (even those who did sport, by eating this amount of sugar, had three times the risk).
- A fourth study (and left him, because we could spend hours, and I think with this data is already quite clear), shows how the reduction of sugar is able to quickly modify the State of health of a person. A sample of 43 Latino and African-American children with metabolic syndrome marked them a diet that did not reduce the number of calories taken, or the percentage of carbohydrates, but yes they lowered the percentage of sugar in 28% of the total calories to 10%. 10 days looked at has had significantly reduced levels of triglycerides, LDL cholesterol, blood pressure and insulin on an empty stomach.
A book for children and another for teachers
Two days ago were echo of this in the page SinAzucar.org Twitter account, by providing some of the pages of a book edited by the Institute of studies of sugar and sugar beet (whose url is conazucar.com, curiously). This book is, in theory, based on this premise:
The educational program “learn to eat, learn to cook. Sugar teaches you the world of food”aims to instill healthy eating habits in children and the importance of eating all kinds of food.
Already with this start to panic a little because it seems that they Castle in that recommendation of a diet to be healthy, it must be varied and balanced, eating foods from all groups. And Yes, clear it is recommended that a child eat foods from all groups, but within the hydrates of carbon, what is recommended is to consume the various farinaceous: cereals and derivatives integrals (bread, pasta, rice, millet, flakes of cereals without added sugar, etc.) and tubers (potatoes, cassava, sweet potato, etc.), and not the sugar, which is a refined substance that provides only empty calories (only helps to get fat It does not add vitamins, minerals or anything to be considered positive).
Learn how to eat, learn to Cook
Within the mentioned program are educational resources aimed at children and teachers. Children’s book is intended to give information to the children, explaining “how important” which is sugar for food (pdf has 15 pages and the word sugar appears on 24 occasions), and the book for the teacher is a book of activities and games that can be done in class so the children through fun , internalize that sugar “is a healthy and fun food” (pdf has 24 pages and the word sugar appears on 26 occasions). Terrible.
What is important, what it must be emphasized, is that children 8 to 10 years can be read in his book, if it is that someone did it arrive:
An entire page devoted to sugar, after passing through other foods such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, etc. A page whole in which we read so little recommended and bogus things such as:
You can sweeten it with orange juice or milk. In this way you will get the vitality and desire you need to go to school.
By power, you can sweeten whatever you want… only with throw sugar already have it. Another thing is to be recommended, and another that really give you vitality. At first, then Yes, is possible that smart to some children to energy level, but we all know that after the storm comes the calm, and when insulin quickly withdrawn the glucose from the bloodstream comes that strange hunger which one does not know how to calm: that moment in which one needs to eat or begins to have to temper (and in children (perhaps, bad behavior). What gives vitality to a child is to eat healthy and sleep well, and in that equation the sugar as the substance added intrusive more than help.
In addition, after some meal or snack, you can take a natural yogurt with sugar or a sweet of those so rich that tend to do at home.
Unless, wanted small, you worry about your health. Then it is best that you don’t, or you do it in a timely manner.
Did you know that sugar gives you energy to study, play and exercise? This is because the sugar we take becomes another called glucose, and glucose is the “fuel” of your brain and your muscles, just as cars need gasoline to run, we need sugar.
It’s not true. We do not need sugar. We need carbohydrates, which now form part of our diet (often) proportion that are often recommended.
For breakfast, with sugar, clear
We arrived at this page in which suggest us some breakfast, and read this:
Dairy. To begin with, which is missing a good glass of milk you can sweeten with sugar in your breakfast.
Or not. Because milk already has its own sugar (lactose), so you don’t need to add more sugar. In fact, many lactose-free milk also contain it: they have lactose, lactase, add that the lactose intolerant can tolerate it. If you’re also eating toast, a few cereals without sugar or some bread, sugar surplus completely.
For dinner, with sugar, clear
Then we arrived at dinner and tell us this:
(…) and finally, a dessert, such as fruit or a yoghurt with sugar.
Already, isn’t it?
We know the flavors
Sugar is a food that should be within a healthy eating, since it gives you energy and improves the flavor of other foods.
It should not be added, or the less, better, within a food healthy. If the food contains it naturally no problem, but add it is not good idea or for the palate for the calories provided by, and less at a time in which we have too much childhood obesity.
At tea, with sugar, clear
Sweets, biscuits, and the cakes are very healthy and nutritious foods because they contain foods such as milk, fruit, eggs or sugar.
Milk, fruit, eggs… until there perfect. Put the montonazo of sugar that asks each recipe and something healthy become opposite.
And then, nothing of sugar?
In a perfect world Yes, no sugar. But we don’t live in a perfect world, and the shelves of the supermarket are packed with processed foods, with its added sugar. The recommendation passes offer it as late as possible, and when, which is in a timely manner, as it says the food pyramid (occasional use).
Come on, you occasionally, bitter no one a sweet, but this is far to consider that every day, at every meal, you have to add sugar. Come on, that if occasionally eat ice cream or similar, you should know that it is not a healthy practice that has to be repeated daily.
I just hope that this reaches some official body and will see a book as well. Or that it simply never reaches our children, nor of course to the teachers. Me the as (the teachers), and unsweetened.