1 CARB Linked to Clogging of Arteries, Heart Attack
Excessive refined and processed sugars which are found in hundreds and hundreds of different foods today, is a leading cause to many diseases that occur within our body. The bottom line that excessive sugars are inflammatory and that affects our arteries to our organs, to our liver, to our fat stores, to our hormones, as well as our brain.
And not only will this lead to fatty liver, but this will then start a cascade of many other symptoms like excessive fat storage as well as visceral fat that’s sitting around your organs in your abdominal region. And what does that mean? That means metabolic syndrome which affects so many different symptoms from high blood pressure to insulin resistance to diabetes to heart disease.
This inflammatory change that’s going on within your body will start clogging your arteries. That’s right, because if you have excessive sugars in your body you’re going to have higher triglycerides and cholesterol. That means inflammation in the arteries.
So then we have the white blood cells which start to attack an inflammatory change that then start to gather up those excessive fats that start to build within the lumen of your arteries. And that’s why heart attacks are so common because the majority of this stems from poor diet.
And if you look at all the soft drinks, fruit drinks, flavored yogurt, cereals, cookies, cakes, candy, as well as all those processed foods, as well as those breads and ketchup, they’re just loaded with excessive sugars. Those refined sugars have a high glycemic index.
That means it absorbs in your system very quickly. You get this burst of energy and then it starts to fall and you feel fatigued. Natural foods that are grown from the ground that have not been stripped like our fruits and vegetables or natural whole grains, this will help glucose get into the cell slowly because the fiber keeps the glucose from spiking.
It doesn’t put stress on the pancreas. And those are the kind of foods that you want to eat. So you want to be aware of brown sugar, corn, sweeteners corn syrup, fruit juice concentrates, high fructose corn syrup, malt sugar, molasses. Those simple sugars do not have fiber. It’s going to cause a spike in your bloodstream.
The problem with refined simple sugars is that there is no nutritional value. Empty, empty calories. That means when you eat them, you’re going to crave more because your body needs more nutrition. It also affects hormones. It increases ghrelin, which is your hunger hormone.
You need to make sure that you’re eating the right foods with fiber because excessive refined simple sugars is going to affect those hormones. You’re going to be surprised how sugar can affect your immune system. Anxiety produces significant rise in triglycerides and cholesterol, causes chromium and copper deficiency. It interferes with calcium and magnesium.
It raises the level of neural transmitters in the brain. It causes premature aging. It’s the main contributor to obesity. It can cause arthritis. It affects asthmatic patients. It leads to heart disease, Vericose veins, osteoporosis insulin sensitivity decreases growth hormone increases systolic blood pressure increases advanced glycation end products, causes food allergies, contributes to diabetes.
Affects your collagen in your skin, can lead to cataracts, increases atherosclerosis increases indigestion and acid reflux contributes to Alzheimer’s disease causes stickiness in the platelets increases free radicals and oxidative stress increases the inflammatory markers in the bloodstream as well as many other things.
Be aware of those hidden sugars. Look at the ingredients. This is your health. This Is Your Life please share this video with your friends and family. Leave your comments below because there will be many. And most important, make it a great day. I’m Dr. Alan Mandel.