A recent study has said that people should look at how many added sugars are there in food items that have labels for info such as calories, carbs, fats, and sodium. Health experts have enrolled 94 healthy young men in the study. Half of them have been given sweetened drinks every day for seven weeks. Experts have said that drinks have included either fructose, glucose, or sucrose that are common sweeteners. These sweeteners are added to a wide range of products such as cookies, or salad dressing. The other half of the participants who have been kept in a control group have not been given these beverages. In general, the first group of participants has not eaten more calories than before the study. However, the outcomes of fructose and sucrose that is table sugar, a blend of fructose and glucose have been prominent.
Experts have found that participants who have been given these beverages have shown two times greater fat production in the liver as compared to those who have been given only glucose drinks. The study has noted that the effect has been constant for more than 12 hours after the last drink. Experts have claimed that added sugars can not only double the amount of fat production but also it can keep the process going much long after the last sip of the drink. Dietician Martha Lawder has said that people should keep in mind that added sugar is not the same as natural sugar, which is found in fruits, grains, or natural dairy products. Dr. Martha Lawder is working as an adjunct professor of nutrition at California State University, Sacramento. Martha Lawder has said that fruits are a natural source of sugar and they can be an easy way to people’s sweet fix. People can eat fruits and continue their weight loss goals, as fruits are highly rich in micronutrients, which help various systems in the body, said the expert. Dr. Lawder has said that mangoes are rich in natural sugar, at the same time; they have a high content of choline, which is a crucial nutrient for the central nervous system. She has said that added sugars do not contain such beneficial nutrients.
The authors of the new study have said that fat production, which has been shown in the study, does more harm than just adding more fleshy tissues to the waistline. The study has shown that it shoots up the risk of fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes. The authors of the new study have said that people should consider limiting their intake of added sugar. They have said that it is a good strategy to maintain better health. Health experts have advised that people should add options such as whole foods, healthy fats, and quality protein in their diet that can help people to curb the intake of sugary foods.