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The Bitter Side Of Sweets

Discussion in 'Healthy Living' started by sunkan, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. sunkan

    sunkan Gold IL'ite

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    Berlin: An extremely high intake of sweets may shorten people's lives, says a study that recommends people give up sweets if they want a longer life.

    The researchers fed worms with glucose as part of their diet and found that the worms died earlier than those who never ate glucose, reported consumer portal Food Consumer.


    Sugars are commonly used in prepared sweets in many countries. Although all added sugars are not necessarily glucose, the majority will be converted into glucose, the researchers said.


    The study found that restricting glucose increased the life span in worms by 20 percent. A lack of glucose boosted the levels of free radicals in their bodies, they said.


    Free radicals are unstable oxygen molecules, which are a major factor in premature skin aging and skin cancer.


    The findings in worms may be applicable to humans. It suggests that in healthy people, glucose may have negative effects on life span.


    Giving up sweets may help us live up to at least 15 years longer, the researchers said. The study has been published in the journal
    Cell Metabolism.



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  2. Sriniketan

    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    nice information, Sunkan.
    will cut on the sugar not to live longer, but to lessen the suffering hereafter!

    sriniketan
     
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    hasita Bronze IL'ite

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    hi Sunkan,

    Thanks for the info!
    best
    hasita
     
  4. krishnaamma

    krishnaamma Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Sunkan,

    Thank you for sharing with us. Very informative.:-D Keep it up.
     
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    puni88 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Hello Sunkan,
    Thanks for sharing this info...
    I don't buy sugar at all...
    I use splenda for my husband and I drink coffee without sugar
    same with kids tooo....

    ~Punitha
     
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    hi thnxs 4 d information,:)
     
  7. Sriniketan

    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi Punitha,
    Have you seen an article by Meeta regarding Splenda in the 'Keep fit and maintain shape under the category of 'afternoon snacks' section? I think the 'artificial sweetners' are equally bad as the raw sugar used excessively.
    My husband used to have 'Equal' for a longtime and he developed headaches. I got the news from the TV that any artificial sweetner is bad. I told him about that and after sometime he has stopped using 'Equal' but uses sugar instead only little.

    sriniketan
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2007
  8. puni88

    puni88 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Hello Sriniketan,
    I have told many times to my husband not to use any artificial sweetner, but he never understands :-(.

    Thanks for cautioning me,
    Punitha
     
  9. sunkan

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    dear srini,
    you could try fructose sugar, it is mild and good, i have no problem using it..sunkan
     
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    Hi Sunkan

    Nice information. My husband doesnt like sweets but I am opposite. Will try to cut down sugar.

    regards
    Lakshmi
     

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