Sugar, SUGAR, SUUUUGGGARRR | Part Two

What is sugar?

As I plunge into the topic of blood sugar regulation and why IT IS SO SO SO SO SO VERY IMPORTANT!

Let us first take a moment to define what SUGAR is and what I mean when I refer to it.

Candy.

We are all pretty clear that candy is sugar.

And sugar.

We are clear that sugar is sugar.

But what about honey?

Maple-syrup?

Dates?

Agave?

Orange juice?

Bread (whole wheat!)? 

Rice-cakes?

Pasta?

Cereal? 

The answer is yes to all the above. 

For the purposes of blood sugar regulation ALL the above have quite an impact. 

And blood sugar is what we are looking to normalize. Everything I mentioned above is like a PUNCH to the system where the blood sugar gets spiked which puts quite the load on the body.

Orange juice you guys - orange juice not a solid breakfast choice. 

Same goes for cereal (and man I do miss cereal).

Looking at the box of your pasta or your rice cakes you don't see the sugar lurking, but what happens is it goes into the system QUICKLY and becomes glucose QUICKLY.

And glucose. Glucose is sugar. 

Which begins the process of raising blood sugar which means the body needs to lower blood sugar because the body is a big normalizing machine. 

It likes to keep things in a certain range. 

Next up! Blood sugar! The organs involved! And more!