Products rich in sugar and fat content satisfy a lot of our food cravings by adding taste and flavor. However, they are not too healthy and nutritious for the body and may result in health abnormalities on excess consumption.
The metabolism of refined sugar which we normally eat should be well understood in order to comprehend how it affects the cholesterol levels in the body.
The human body uses some of its stored nutrients to metabolize the refined sugar which we consume. This is because eating sugar is devoid of essential mineral and vitamins that are required for the metabolism process. Hence, if sugar is consumed in excess in the long run, the body does not have adequate nutrients to metabolize the cholesterol and fat content in the body. Over long years, the triglyceride and bad cholesterol levels increase due to incomplete metabolism which results in formation of fat deposits around internal tissues and organs. The person finally becomes obese due to this fat accumulation.
Hence, it is advisable to avoid regular consumption of food products rich in processed or refined sugars. Some of the products which fall into this category include ice cream, cake, cookies, dough nuts, sweet and pies.
The nutrient labels need to be read while buying the processed foods. If the sugar content is listed as the first or second ingredient in the list, it generally indicates high sugar content. Do not get carried away by listing of sugar content per serving because your understanding of amount per serving could be quite misleading from what the product actually mentions.
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