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What is Sugar?

Sugar is the generic name for sweet, soluble carbohydrates, many of which are used in food. There are various types of sugar derived from different sources. Simple sugars are called monosaccharides and include glucose (also known as dextrose), fructose, and galactose.

Probably, you did already know this. All of it, or most of it.

Plain sugar (sucrose) contains 50% glucose and 50% fructose (fruit sugar).

Glucose goes to all cells in the body, to the muscles’ stock “of sugar, where it functions as fuel. Glucose is also a “brain fuel”, while fructose goes straight into the liver and converts to fat.

Fat is not just an energy reserve. It is an organ in itself; A metabolic active tissue.

The fat causes various hormones to destroy the body’s fine-tuned mechanisms.

The hunger is controlled by the hormone leptin, but the effect may be lost because the body is not informed that you have enough nutrition / food.

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