How do you know if you have a sugar problem?
We’ll answer that question for you.
The problem, in its simplest form, is that sugar is a sweetener and a sweet taste is a way to keep us satisfied.
Sugar is a carbohydrate, and its consumption affects the way we feel about ourselves.
But is it sugar?
But is it sweet?
And if it is, how can we avoid the disease of obesity?
We are told sugar is healthy and beneficial.
Sugar tastes sweet, sweetens food, and can make us feel full.
So why is it so hard to know if your sugar intake is unhealthy?
The truth is we can’t be sure, according to a new review article published in The BMJ, the first systematic review of sugar intake.
The paper was led by the scientists from the University of Reading, the University College London and Imperial College London, with support from the Wellcome Trust.
“Our study is the first to quantify the prevalence of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and to assess the link between sugar intake and the risk of type 2 diabetes,” lead author and nutrition researcher Sarah Jorgensen said.
The researchers analyzed data from more than 100,000 people in the UK and the US, and compared sugar intake to other measures, such as body mass index (BMI), waist circumference and body mass in kilograms.
They also took into account how many days people spent with a sugar-containing sweetener, and the amount of sugar they consumed.
The result: sugar consumption was associated with an increased risk of diabetes, with a higher consumption of sugar compared to the average.
But the researchers said that while the link was clear, it was not necessarily causal.
“The effect of sugar consumption on diabetes risk is not clear,” Jorgenson said.
“What we found is that the risk is greatest among individuals with a low intake of sugar, which could mean that those individuals are most vulnerable.”
So what do you do if you don’t know how much sugar you consume?
The experts suggested a range of strategies to help you avoid sugar.
First, you could limit your sugar consumption, with one recommendation: don’t eat as much sugar as you think you should.
“This is important to avoid a sugar crash,” Jurgens said.
Another option is to take sugar in pill form, such the Omega 3 capsules, which contain 1,000mg of vitamin C and can be taken in pill or capsule form.
“If you can, use a pill or two a day,” Jegens said, adding that they were popular among people with diabetes.
Finally, you might consider using your diet to reduce your sugar, with the advice: eat foods that contain fibre and healthy fats, such fish and leafy green vegetables.
Jorgensen stressed that these were recommendations, and you might need to consult your doctor.