This Is How Your Body Really Processes Sugar!
This is how your body really processes sugar! Once that sweet treat passes your lips, do you know what it actually gets up to in your bod? Truth be told, different types of sugars are broken down and processed in a variety of ways. Lets take a look When you eat fructose, it gets dumped straight on your liver. Your body has sugar transporters for both fructose and glucose, but as we have minimal fructose transporters ( GLUT-5 ), fructose cant be absorbed by most cells. This means it heads straight to your liver to be processed , putting a lot of extra strain on this one organ. When you consume too much fructose (more than your six to nine teaspoons a day) it promotes lipogenesis (AKA a buildup of fatty acid) and can even lead to fatty liver disease . Eek! This sugar is easily metabolised by the body and due to an abundance of glucose transporters ( GLUT-4 ), its absorbed by most cells and can then be used for energy. This process is triggered by an insulin response, so as long as we dont overdo it, as the body is able to metabolise glucose effectively, its safe to eat in moderation . Put simply, maltose is two glucose units joined together. Its not as common in foods as the other s Continue reading >>