Are All Calories Created Equally

 

When you eat fruit the fiber helps digest the sugar at a slower rate. Slower rise in blood sugar and little to no insulin spike. Synthetic sugars have little to no fiber and result in a large spike in insulin. Insulin converts sugar into fat for storage and the body does not feel full. The body eventually wears down from high usage of insulin, metabolic syndrom

Calories
When the rats were giving a choice between having sugar water or cocaine 40 out of 43 of the rates preferred to the sugar to cocaine

Fast

Fast digestion

High chance of fat conversion

Examples:

Candy and Soda

Medium

Slower digestion

Very low chance of fat conversion

Examples:

Fruit and Whole Grain Bread

Slow

Slowest digestion

Low chance of fat conversion

Examples:

Nuts, Milk and Beans

 
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