With the holiday season getting closer, this might mean more consumption of candy, desserts, chocolate and similar products. Even though probably your main concern might be about gaining weight – there may be something more important to think about when consuming large amounts of sugar.
Consuming highly refined sugar is almost always connected with development of tumorous formations, and we provide you with some evidence within this article.
How Sugar Becomes Cancer Cells’ Food
A research published in 2014, compared the glucose intake and cancer creation. The results showed that high sugar consumption positively correlates to the early production of cancerous cells.
Furthermore, an earlier study points that high uptake of sugar and such kind of foods had connected this and the increased risk of pancreatic cancer, as well as breast cancer.
Mitochondrial dysfunction is a very important mechanism which promotes cancer proportionally with sugar consumption, since sugar has a strong influence on it.
What cancer actually starts from, is the genetically mutated cells which are replicated. The division of cells is called Mitosis, and when the process of apoptosis (which is the contrary), starts to break down – this is when cancer occurs.
Chronic overeating as well as obesity are both positively correlated to causation, creation and development of cancer cells. Canadian Cancer Society claims that obesity causes change in the hormone levels (estrogen, testosterone and insulin), and this increases the development of uterine, breast and colon cancer too.
Fruit Contains Different Sugar
However, the truth is that there is a large difference between refined sugar and natural sugars. Table sugar, high fructose corn syrup are absorbed by the organism when consuming added sugar. Natural sugars found in fruits are less dangerous.
Moreover, organic sugar may not actually have an influence or contribution to growth of cancer cells.
Sugar is also connected to many different health issues like diabetes, stroke, heart diseases, high blood pressure, immobility and high triglycerides. If you want to decrease the level of risk of cancer cells you can start by eliminating high refined sugar, like the one in soda and processed food.
It is important you regularly consume fruits and veggies, to make sure you are getting the sufficient amount of protein, fiber and iron. Fruit juices with added sugar are a no-no, and try to use natural sweeteners, like honey, for example.
The right dose of sugar for women, is about 6 teaspoons per day. For men, it is a bit higher, namely up to 9 teaspoons daily. Most of the Americans consume 2 times more than this amount.
Make sure you check the products nutritional values, whether and how much of lactose, maltose, fructose, glucose, sucrose and dextrose they contain.
Natural alternatives can be agave nectar, maple syrup as well as honey and molasses. These are also rich with antioxidants that may protect the organism from cancer. Make sure that your consumption is moderate.