What happens when we consume sugar?
In this article, we invite you to discover how our organism works when we consume any type of food that contains sugar, such as flours, cereals, juices or fruits.
Did you know that cereals, flours, legumes, sugary drinks, juices and fruits are simple carbohydrates in the form of starch? All of them are converted to glucose, commonly known as blood sugar.
In a normal person, a gram of sugar or starch raises the glucose level by one milligram. For example, if you eat two fruits, two small tortillas or one cup of rice, or any other cereal, (more or less 40 grams of carbohydrates), and this will raise the blood glucose 40 mgs. Therefore, if it dawns with 90 mgs of glucose, plus 40 mgs of carbohydrate consumption, its levels rise to 130 mgs / dL after eating (90 +40), this figure is within normal limits. But what happens if a patient with diabetes eats 2 tortillas or 1 cup of cereal or fruit on an empty stomach? THIS IS THE REASON: For every gram of sugar or starch you consume, your blood glucose rises to 5 mg / dl. So, if you wake up with 120 mgs of glucose and eat two tortillas or a bowl of cereal, plus or minus 40 g of carbohydrates, the blood will rise rapidly to 320 mgs / dl! Let's do the sum: 120 mgs fasting, plus 40 grams of tortillas or cereal or any other carbohydrate, (remember in this patient shoots up to 5 mgs for each gram consumed carbohydrate, so 40 x 5 = 200).
Then, 120 + 200, blood glucose levels rise up to 320 mgs / dL or sometimes even more. How much does your blood glucose increases if you consume 100 g of carbohydrate or more in each meal? In a normal person, assuming that his fasting level was 80 mgs, plus 100 mgs of glucose, he goes up to 180 mgs / dL. The patient is in a state of transient diabetes at every meal! But the patient with poorly controlled diabetes, who wakes up with 120 mgs of fasting glucose, consumes 100 grams of carbohydrates, then his glucose goes up to 620 mgs. Doing the math, add 120 fasting plus 500 glucose for the consumption of flours (100 x 5 = 500). This is a sugar pump for the body! And I clarify, this is not a genetic problem, but an epigenetic one*, it means our eating habits, our environment at home, work, restaurants, parties, etc. induce us to a very high consumption of carbohydrates in each meal, and are causing the problem. Our body is not designed to withstand so much carbohydrate load every day, month and year! This implies that medications are not needed to control the problem, which does require a real and profound change in our eating habits. I invite you to learn from my comprehensive health program for 12 weeks, it is simple, practical, with delicious dishes and without using medicines. You're on time!