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Sugar is the new Alcohol

Updated: Dec 2, 2023

Hey there, health enthusiasts! Ever wondered about the parallels between sugar and alcohol? Join me in unraveling the intricacies, as we dive into a mind-blowing review from HepCommJournal that spills the beans on sugar's not-so-sweet side and why it's high time we pay attention to what we're munching on.

Sugar Sneaks In: No Warning Labels, No Age Restrictions

You know what's crazy? Sugar doesn't come with those bold warning labels like alcohol does. It creeps into our diets at any age, wearing disguises like "healthy sugars, Jaggery etc." Sneaky, right? And the wild part? No one bats an eye; there's no stigma attached to it.

So, this review, guys—it's like a wakeup call. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) or metabolic-dysfunction related steatotic liver disease (MASLD) is on the rise, and guess what's playing the lead role? Yep, you got it: added sugars, especially fructose.

Fructose 101: It's Not Your Friendly Table Sugar

Now, let's talk science. Glucose plays nice with all cells in the body, but fructose? It's a liver party animal. It loves chilling there, making fat and causing all sorts of chaos. And get this—it's sweeter than table sugar, making it a hot commodity in processed foods and sugary drinks, spiking its consumption by a whopping 500% in the last century.

Beyond the Liver: Sugar's Mischievous Adventures

Hold on to your hats, because sugar's not stopping at the liver. It's pulling pranks in the brain, muscles, and everywhere else. Reward pathways, increased appetite, and habit-forming antics—sounds like a mischievous sugar plot, doesn't it?

In our quest for a holistic lifestyle, these revelations aren't just science; they're a game-changer.

Where's Fructose Hiding? Let's Play Detective

Now, let's be detectives. It's not just the sugar bowl; it's hiding in processed foods, sugar-sweetened beverages, desserts, and sweet snacks. High fructose corn syrup, sucrose, and honey are the culprits, making us unwitting participants in the sugar surge.

Let's Take Action: My Call to You

Feeling the buzz? It's the call to action. Armed with this newfound sugar wisdom, let's make conscious choices that align with our health goals. But hey, I get it—it's not always easy. That's where Dr. Sumaiya's NutriCare Clinic comes in.

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