Can The Body Distinguish Between Natural Sugars vs. Added Sugars? — Let’s Discuss Nutrition

The American diet is filled with too much sugar. It’s no wonder most Americans exceed the 50 grams recommended daily allowance. Many health and nutritional experts have brazenly referred to sugar as poison…and for a good reason. The excess consumption of sugar in the diet has been associated with obesity, Type 2 diabetes, weight gain, heart […]

via Can The Body Distinguish Between Natural Sugars vs. Added Sugars? — Let’s Discuss Nutrition

This article answers the question of whether natural sugars in foods are healthier for us than the white sugar that is added to processed foods.  For example, what is the difference between eating an apple or beet versus a piece of cake or candy?  Find out what else exists in the apple or beet besides sugar.

Regarding various foods that can cause hot flashes and night sweats, WebMD explains that eating a lot of sugar at one time can lead to the body making too much insulin.  The insulin then goes into action and removes the sugar from the bloodstream which can lead to a steep plunge in blood sugar that’s known as reactive hypoglycemia.  Hot flashes and sweating are one of the signs of low blood sugar.

Low minerals in the bloodstream can be another cause of hot flashes, night sweats and insomnia, such as a lack of calcium and magnesium.  Regarding mineral deficiency as we age and at the time of menopause, the pioneering nutritionist Adelle Davis says, “The amount of calcium in a woman’s blood parallels the activity of the ovaries. During the menopause, the lack of ovarian hormones (estrogen and progesterone) can cause severe calcium deficiency symptoms to occur, including irritability, hot flashes, night sweats, leg cramps, and insomnia. These problems can be easily overcome if the intakes of calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D are all generously increased and are well absorbed.”

So the message is to keep processed sugars and starches low, eat fresh vegetables and fruits, and ensure your minerals are adequate from a combination of fresh foods and supplements.

This natural health news is shared by Nutrition Breakthroughs, a publisher of nutrition articles and a supplier of natural remedies since 2002.  Nutrition Breakthroughs makes Sleep Minerals II, the effective natural sleep aid with calcium, magnesium, zinc and vitamin D.

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