What Happens When You Eat Sugar?

Hello, Health Champions.. I think everyone today is aware that sugar's, not all that great for you, but because it's everywhere it's, just so easy to slip up.. So today I want to talk about what really happens in your body when you eat sugar, so you'll, understand exactly why to just say, no.

Coming right: up., Hey! I'm Dr. Ekberg! I'm, a holistic doctor and a former Olympic decathlete, and if you want to truly master health by understanding how the body really works, make sure you subscribe and hit that notification bell.

So you don't miss anything.. When people talk about sugar, they're generally talking about small pieces of carbohydrate and it's. Interesting that, even though this is something that's very very natural and it's very abundant and it's in almost every food in small amounts it's.

Okay and in larger amounts it's, devastating so small pieces of carbohydrate. That means disaccharides, meaning two molecules linked together and monosaccharides, meaning a single molecule. The most common disaccharide is sucrose that's.

What we're talking about when we say table sugar, white sugar, refined sugar, they're, all sucrose, which is a fructose molecule and a glucose molecule linked up together, and even though that's, a super tiny molecule.

It's still too big to get into your bloodstream, so we need an enzyme to split that down the middle so that we have individual molecules before it can get into your bloodstream. The other common disaccharide is maltose and carbohydrate can be strung together.

In thousands of little units together and then when we eat them as a form of starch, then the body lops them off two at a time and the result is maltose, so that's, a glucose linked to a glucose. Now, once we split them up, we get glucose and glucose is what we're talking about when we're talking about blood sugar.

So when we mention blood sugar blood glucose, when we measure that we're talking about how much of this molecule is floating around in your bloodstream and the glycemic index, that's, a measurement of how quickly the glucose in your blood Increases after you eat something for glucose, that's, a hundred because that's, a benchmark that's.

The reference of glycemic index fructose, on the other hand, has a glycemic index of only 20., so 100 is really fast and 20 is really slow. So a lot of people thought for the longest time that fructose was great for diabetics.

They used it to sweeten candy and desserts and treats because it didn't trigger blood sugar. They thought blood. Sugar was the only problem and we'll talk about in a moment why it's, not the only problem.

Sucrose has a glycemic index of 60 and that's because it's, half fructose half glucose, so it ends up right between 20 and 100 and maltose, interestingly, has a hundred and ten. So, even though this is linked together for some reason, when you eat maltose by itself, then it actually has a higher glycemic index than glucose.

Now. In reality, we eat maltose as starch, so bread and rice and potatoes and all of the starchy things the comfort foods. They are starch, which is long chains of glucose and we chop them up into maltose.

So it takes a little bit of time to break this up and that's. Why most of those starchy foods have glycemic indices in the 70s and 80s? You want to stay away from starch, because this very very quickly becomes glucose.

Now, when we talk about health problems, the consequences of eating sugar, there's, two different problems, and first we talk about glucose, and that has to do with how it affects blood sugar levels and the body really likes to have a narrow level of Blood sugar somewhere around 100.

So if you're on a low carb, you probably want to be safe from 70 to 110. That's a good level and if you eat low carb, if you eat protein and fat and fiber and very little carbohydrate, your blood sugar is never really going to get outside this range at all after you eat it will rise very slowly.

It will drop very slowly and it will be stable now when you eat sugar and processed foods, your blood sugar will start jumping because your blood sugar goes up very very fast, and now you get a blood glucose, roller coaster and anytime it's.

High you're, going to have a stress. You're, going to have a threat to your nervous system, so your body releases tons of insulin to bring the glucose down. So now you have hyperinsulinemia too much insulin in the bloodstream and when you have a lot of insulin, it's, going to drop quickly.

So now, at the bottom end of this, you get hypoglycemia when your blood glucose is too low and when you have hypoglycemia now you have unstable energy. You feel good certain times you have energy and the next moment you have no energy, and your mood follows that energy, so you have mood swings.

The other thing that happens when you have blood sugar swings is any time it gets low and it's unstable. You get serious, cravings and hunger, so that's. The thing to keep in mind a calorie is not a calorie, because sugar makes you hungry.

The second problem is fructose, which, even though it doesn't affect blood sugar. Hardly at all, it is a stress on the liver. It's. A huge burden because the liver is the only tissue that can metabolize fructose.

Then all the fructose has to pass through the liver. The fructose turns into glucose the liver converts it and then that turns into fat, and we end up with a fatty, liver, a non-alcoholic fatty, liver disease and that goes hand in hand with insulin, resistance and type 2 diabetes.

Then, if you put the two together now you have a double whammy: you have the liver, clogging of the fructose and you have the roller coaster: blood sugar from glucose. So now you end up with weight, gain the belly fat.

You get insulin, resistance, fatty, liver type, 2, diabetes, but also you get the whole slew of things associated with metabolic syndrome, which is hypertension, high blood pressure as well as cardiovascular disease and even dementia, but as if it wasn & # 39.

T enough that sugar is directly causing the majority of things that kill us, it affects a whole bunch of other things as well. Your digestive tract, for example, it starts with the mouth and it causes cavities that's.

What we tell our kids, you can't have sugar because it causes cavities. Well, it also interferes with mineral absorption, so it's related to mineral deficiencies, and then it gets really interesting because one of the most intricate one of the most central pieces of human health is how our gut is doing our microbiome.

You have more life forms in your gut than you have cells in your body and when you eat sugar, you selectively feed everything you don't want in your body, so the pathogenic bacteria, the yeast and the fungus and the parasites they love sugar.

It's like a buffet when you feed them sugar. So now you get an imbalance. You get a war zone down in your digestive tract, where you're supposed to absorb all these nutrients and as a result of that war zone, you get a leaky gut and because of the leaky gut pieces that are too large.

They're supposed to not pass through now they pass through that leaky gut and you get food allergies which further sets you up for autoimmunity all because of sugar, but it goes even further. Sugar affects your hormonal system.

Your endocrine system insulin is one of the most powerful hormones in your body. It has a tendency to sort of wipe out and dominate all the other hormones hormones determine everything about your behavior as far as hunger and satiety and sleep cycles and metabolism and so forth, and normally we have really small amounts.

Like parts per million to parts per billion nanograms worth of this stuff, so it's very sensitive. It's very, very delicate and insulin is kind of like a sledgehammer in a china shop all right it just wipes out it flattens.

All the other hormones, and if you have some hormone imbalances, i suggest you first fix insulin, and then you look at what all the other hormones are doing before you go and take any other measure. One common problem is hypopituitary, an underperforming pituitary because insulin resistance is associated with a low grade inflammation, which desensitizes it keeps the pituitary from responding the way it's supposed to and as a result, we also get hypothyroid when the pituitary isn't issuing the proper orders to the thyroid and, of course another cause of hypothyroid is autoimmune.

Hashimoto's. Next, we have adrenal fatigue anytime, your blood sugar fluctuates, but especially at the hypoglycemic part, and when you're stressed, then your adrenals have to compensate for those blood.

Sugar swings and make cortisol. So now you're, stressing out your adrenals as a result of that PCOS polycystic ovarian syndrome, very common in women. It is an insulin, resistance problem. It is a common cause of infertility, as well as irregular periods and painful periods.

Something another thing that can happen is in females. We get masculinization, so females start developing male traits such as hirsutism, which is unwanted body hair such as dark thick hair on the upper lip male pattern baldness and in men the opposite can happen, so men can start developing feminine traits, like man boobs, for example, and Because this often happens later in life, like 50 60 years old, then a lot of times it's like grandma, starts looking like grandpa and vice versa, so think about this and take care of it because it's, really tough.

On the grandkids, when they can & # 39, t tell grandma and grandpa apart and here's, a quick summary of everything that sugar causes and now because you're, really smart and you & # 39. Ve watched a lot of videos on this channel.

You understand the amazing recuperative power, restorative powers of the body, so if sugar causes all this, then you now understand that stopping to eat sugar has a really good chance of reversing all or most of this, at least to some degree.

So just say: no: if you enjoyed this video and you'd like to learn more about how to get truly healthy, i think that video would be a great one to watch next. Thank you. So much for watching i & # 39.

Ll see you in the next video now, if you've gotten some benefit from the information on this channel, and you'd like to support us there's, now a way that you can do that. You click that join button. You can now become a member and officially support us, and you get some perks from that as well hello, health champions.

I think everyone today is aware that sugar's, not all that great for you, but because it's everywhere it's, just so easy to slip up. So today i want to talk about what really happens in your body when you eat sugar, so you'll, understand exactly why to just say no coming right up.

Hey i'm, dr ekberg, i'm, a holistic doctor and a former olympic decathlete, and if you want to truly master health by understanding how the body really works, make sure you subscribe and hit that notification bell.

So you don't miss anything when people talk about sugar, they're generally talking about small pieces of carbohydrate and it's, interesting that, even though this is something that's very, very natural, and it's very abundant and it's in almost every food in small amounts it's.

Okay and in larger amounts. It's, devastating so small pieces of carbohydrate. That means disaccharides, meaning two molecules linked together and monosaccharides, meaning a single molecule. The most common disaccharide is sucrose that's.

What we're talking about when we say table sugar, white sugar, refined sugar, they're. All sucrose, which is a fructose molecule and a glucose molecule linked up together, and even though that's, a super tiny molecule.

It's still too big to get into your bloodstream. So we need an enzyme to split that down the middle so that we have individual molecules before it can get into your bloodstream. The other common disaccharide is maltose and carbohydrate can be strung together in thousands of little units together and then, when we eat them.

As a form of starch, then the body lops them off two at a time and the result is maltose, so that's, a glucose linked to a glucose. Now, once we split them up, we get glucose and glucose is what we're talking about when we're talking about blood sugar.

So when we mention blood sugar blood glucose, when we measure that we're talking about how much of this molecule is floating around in your bloodstream and the glycemic index, that's, a measurement of how quickly the glucose in your blood Increases after you eat something for glucose, that's, a hundred because that's, a benchmark that's.

The reference of glycemic index fructose, on the other hand, has a glycemic index of only 20., so 100 is really fast and 20 is really slow. So a lot of people thought for the longest time that fructose was great for diabetics.

They used it to sweeten candy and desserts and treats because it didn't trigger blood sugar. They thought blood. Sugar was the only problem and we'll talk about in a moment why it's, not the only problem.

Sucrose has a glycemic index of 60 and that's because it's, half fructose half glucose, so it ends up right between 20 and 100 and maltose, interestingly, has a hundred and ten. So, even though this is linked together for some reason, when you eat maltose by itself, then it actually has a higher glycemic index than glucose.

Now. In reality, we eat maltose as starch, so bread and rice and potatoes and all of the starchy things the comfort foods. They are starch, which is long chains of glucose and we chop them up into maltose.

So it takes a little bit of time to break this up and that's. Why most of those starchy foods have glycemic indices in the 70s and 80s? You want to stay away from starch, because this very very quickly becomes glucose.

Now, when we talk about health problems, the consequences of eating sugar, there's, two different problems, and first we talk about glucose, and that has to do with how it affects blood sugar levels and the body really likes to have a narrow level of Blood sugar somewhere around 100.

So if you're on a low carb, you probably want to be safe from 70 to 110. That's a good level and if you eat low carb, if you eat protein and fat and fiber and very little carbohydrate, your blood sugar is never really going to get outside this range at all after you eat it will rise very slowly.

It will drop very slowly and it will be stable now when you eat sugar and processed foods, your blood sugar will start jumping because your blood sugar goes up very very fast, and now you get a blood glucose, roller coaster and anytime it's.

High you're, going to have a stress. You're, going to have a threat to your nervous system, so your body releases tons of insulin to bring the glucose down. So now you have hyperinsulinemia too much insulin in the bloodstream and when you have a lot of insulin, it's, going to drop quickly.

So now, at the bottom end of this, you get hypoglycemia when your blood glucose is too low and when you have hypoglycemia now you have unstable energy. You feel good certain times you have energy and the next moment you have no energy, and your mood follows that energy, so you have mood swings.

The other thing that happens when you have blood sugar swings is any time it gets low and it's unstable. You get serious, cravings and hunger, so that's. The thing to keep in mind a calorie is not a calorie, because sugar makes you hungry.

The second problem is fructose, which, even though it doesn't affect blood sugar. Hardly at all, it is a stress on the liver. It's. A huge burden because the liver is the only tissue that can metabolize fructose.

Then all the fructose has to pass through the liver. The fructose turns into glucose the liver converts it and then that turns into fat, and we end up with a fatty, liver, a non-alcoholic fatty, liver disease and that goes hand in hand with insulin, resistance and type 2 diabetes.

Then, if you put the two together now you have a double whammy: you have the liver, clogging of the fructose and you have the roller coaster: blood sugar from glucose. So now you end up with weight, gain the belly fat.

You get insulin, resistance, fatty, liver type, 2, diabetes, but also you get the whole slew of things associated with metabolic syndrome, which is hypertension, high blood pressure as well as cardiovascular disease and even dementia, but as if it wasn & # 39.

T enough that sugar is directly causing the majority of things that kill us, it affects a whole bunch of other things as well. Your digestive tract, for example, it starts with the mouth and it causes cavities that's.

What we tell our kids, you can't have sugar because it causes cavities. Well, it also interferes with mineral absorption, so it's related to mineral deficiencies, and then it gets really interesting because one of the most intricate one of the most central pieces of human health is how our gut is doing our microbiome.

You have more life forms in your gut than you have cells in your body and when you eat sugar, you selectively feed everything you don't want in your body, so the pathogenic bacteria, the yeast and the fungus and the parasites they love sugar.

It's like a buffet when you feed them sugar. So now you get an imbalance. You get a war zone down in your digestive tract, where you're supposed to absorb all these nutrients and as a result of that war zone, you get a leaky gut and because of the leaky gut pieces that are too large.

They're supposed to not pass through now they pass through that leaky gut and you get food allergies which further sets you up for autoimmunity all because of sugar, but it goes even further. Sugar affects your hormonal system.

Your endocrine system insulin is one of the most powerful hormones in your body. It has a tendency to sort of wipe out and dominate all the other hormones hormones determine everything about your behavior as far as hunger and satiety and sleep cycles and metabolism and so forth, and normally we have really small amounts.

Like parts per million to parts per billion nanograms worth of this stuff, so it's very sensitive. It's very, very delicate and insulin is kind of like a sledgehammer in a china shop all right it just wipes out it flattens.

All the other hormones, and if you have some hormone imbalances, i suggest you first fix insulin, and then you look at what all the other hormones are doing before you go and take any other measure. One common problem is hypopituitary and underperforming.

Pituitary because insulin resistance is associated with a low grade inflammation, which desensitizes it keeps the pituitary from responding the way it's supposed to and as a result, we also get hypothyroid when the pituitary isn't issuing the proper orders to The thyroid and, of course another cause of hypothyroid, is autoimmune.

Hashimoto's. Next, we have adrenal fatigue anytime, your blood sugar fluctuates, but especially at the hypoglycemic part, and when you're stressed, then your adrenals have to compensate for those blood.

Sugar swings and make cortisol. So now you're, stressing out your adrenals as a result of that pcos polycystic ovarian syndrome, very common in women. It is an insulin, resistance problem. It is a common cause of infertility, as well as irregular periods and painful periods.

Another thing that can happen is in females. We get masculinization, so females start developing male traits such as hirsutism, which is unwanted body hair such as dark thick hair on the upper lip male pattern baldness and in men the opposite can happen, so men can start developing feminine traits, like man boobs, for example, and Because this often happens later in life, like 50 60 years old, then a lot of times it's like grandma, starts looking like grandpa and vice versa, so think about this and take care of it because it's, really tough.

On the grandkids, when they can & # 39, t tell grandma and grandpa apart and here's, a quick summary of everything that sugar causes and now because you're, really smart and you & # 39. Ve watched a lot of videos on this channel.

You understand the amazing recuperative power, restorative powers of the body, so if sugar causes all this, then you now understand that stopping to eat sugar has a really good chance of reversing all or most of this, at least to some degree.

So just say: no: if you enjoyed this video and you'd like to learn more about how to get truly healthy, i think that video would be a great one to watch next. Thank you. So much for watching i & # 39.

Ll see you in the next video now, if you've gotten some benefit from the information on this channel, and you'd like to support us there's, now a way that you can do that. You click that join button. You can now become a member and officially support us, and you get some perks from that as well.


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