- ‘Sweet taste’ interferes with diet
Increase blood sugar to make you eat more
Craving for sweets, feeling fake hunger
It also increases the level of inflammation and leads to weight gain, a vicious cycle
Help with brushing teeth and drinking water after meals
[리얼푸드=육성연 기자]Sweet foods are an easy shortcut to failing on a diet. After eating sweet food, you may find yourself craving for something sweet again, resulting in excessive sugar intake or binge eating. Even if you eat sweet foods according to your daily calorie limit, the problem of weight loss will not be solved. This is because sweet foods increase body fat and cause inflammation in the body, making it easier to gain weight again.
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The reason you feel ‘I want to eat more carbohydrates’ when you eat chocolate, bread, cake, or sweet drinks is the action of raising blood sugar. Kang Jae-heon, a professor of family medicine at Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, said, “If we eat a lot of sweet food, our body releases too much insulin to control blood sugar, which keeps blood sugar normal, but instead creates a feeling of hunger and the urge to eat more sweets.” . In other words, you fall into a ‘vicious cycle’ where you eat a lot and find more sweets even when you need to stop eating now.
Consuming sugary foods frequently is also a concern for ‘insulin resistance’. This is a symptom of decreased insulin sensitivity. Just as it is impossible to work properly when fatigue builds up due to overwork, the insulin hormone system is similar. If excessive secretion is repeated, it malfunctions and cannot properly control insulin secretion. Insulin resistance is pointed out as a major cause of metabolic diseases such as diabetes and hyperlipidemia.
The problem continues. Professor Kang Jae-heon said, “Like sugar, refined carbohydrates that have been removed from dietary fiber and turned into powder are digested and absorbed very quickly when we eat them, and this raises blood sugar quickly and is highly likely to turn into body fat. It has been reported that the accumulated body fat secretes various substances in the blood, and the secreted substances cause inflammation in the body.” In fact, an overseas study published in the Archives of Medical Science Journal found that chronic inflammation in the body affects weight gain. Chronic inflammation is known to increase the risk of developing various diseases, such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as weight gain.
Get acquainted with the natural taste instead of sweet. Brush your teeth after eating.
Moreover, the sweet taste is addictive, so the more you eat it, the more likely the desired sweetness intensity will increase. If you want to break the link with sweet taste, it’s good to get acquainted with the ‘taste of nature’. It is a method to get used to the unique taste of ingredients by reducing the seasoning as much as possible instead of stimulant seasoning. If you are accustomed to the taste of natural ingredients, the same sweetness intensity can be felt stronger than before.
If you remember sweet food after a meal, brushing your teeth right away or drinking a sip of water is a good way. Less cravings for sweets.