“Sugars” are any carbohydrate that is consumed.
“Sugars” include sweet substances like table sugar (sucrose,) fruit sugar (fructose,) milk sugar (lactose,) etc. (Look for words ending “ose” on labels.)
These sweet-tasting sugars can also be known as honeys, molasses, syrups, candies, and nectars.
“Sugars” also include non-sweet-tasting carbohydrates, including:
- Other Starchy veggies, including peas, corn, beans..
All “sugars” raise insulin levels in the bloodstream, when consumed. When insulin levels are high, sugars are converted to fat, and all fats are stored in the body.
The trigger of insulin production is to the flavor “sweet” and although “sweet” can have differing degrees of response, please note that sugar-substitutes are also “sweet” to the brain.
It is possible to eat a low/no-fat diet and gain weight, that is stored as fat.
(Nothing in this article is intended to diagnose, treat, or cure disease. It is for informational purposes only. Always seek and follow the advice of your professional medical doctor.)