Is not news that too much sugar in your diet can lead to serious health problems such as diabetes and obesity. In fact, there were many questions about the relationship of sugar with cancer. We know that the consumption of sugar can affect insulin levels, which can lead to chronic illness, but … does too much sugar directly cause cancer?

While researchers continue to try and understand the link between sugar and cancer, we know that the power of healthy low-sugar foods has powerful health benefits.

Well, let’s learn some important facts to understand how sugar can affect cancer cells!

How grow cancer?

Our healthy cells program their DNA in order to adhere to body rules so-to-speak.

This means that they follow the healthy structure of growth and replication because the body feels fit. The cancer cell was first created when a gene mutation occurs with a healthy cell or a smaller cell group.

Once the cell mutates initially healthy programming or signals become defective, making the cell begin to grow and multiply too much and forms a bra called a tumor.

As tumors grow and their cancer cells multiply, more and more blood supply is needed. To do this, they send out special signals to recruit the formation of new blood vessels (angiogenesis) to help them grow. Once a cancerous mass can stimulate the growth of blood vessels, it can become larger and grow faster.

Cancer cells, just like our healthy cells, need oxygen and nutrients to grow and survive. Glucose is the sugar that our bodies use most and is used as the energy to feed every cell in the body, whether healthy or carcinogenic. Supplying glucose is so important for
cells, that even without carbohydrates in your diet your body can make glucose from other sources such as proteins and fats.

Does sugar really feed cancer?

We know that too much sugar is not good for us, but does sugar directly feed cancer? The short answer is yes – but as we just learned, sugar feeds every cell in our bodies! Things are confusing here …

There is an important difference between too much sugar in your diet, creating an environment that can lead to increased cancer and sugar that directly feeds cancer cells, which leads to growth.

The study found that the ratio of sugar with higher insulin levels and related growth factors is what can most affect the growth of cancer cells and increase the risk of other chronic diseases. So you can think about how too much sugar creates a more toxic environment that can promote cancer growth.

Many types of cancer cells have plenty of insulin receptors, making them more responsible than normal cells for the ability of insulin to promote growth.

In addition, obesity, diabetes, and chronic prenasalization had a positive correlation with the growth and development of cancer cells, but not with direct causation. According to the Canadian Society for Cancer, if hormone levels such as full hormones or insulin can be obese, it increases the risk of developing breast, colon, or uterine cancer.

Balanced lifestyle and cutting refined sugar from live and processed foods is a good start to reducing the risk of grow cancer cells, as well as other conditions.

1. Focus on a balanced diet

Consume daily recommended amount of vegetables and fruits.
Make sure you get enough fiber, iron, and protein in your diet. Do not drink fruit juices that have added sugar and use natural sweeteners such as honey or stevia, and avoid syrup with high fructose sugar and genetically modified sugar or sugar substitutes such as aspartame.

2. Eat the Right Amount of Sugar

for women, no more than six teaspoons (25 grams) of sugar each day, for men, no more than nine teaspoons per day (37 grams); this equals to 100 calories for women and 150 for men. Most people in America eat twice as much, on average, about 22 teaspoons a day.

3. Keep an eye on hidden sugars

Fructose, lactose, sucrose, maltose, glucose, and dextrose are all forms of sugar that you can find on a food nutrition label on the back of your next meal.

Other natural sugars: molasses, nectar agave, honey, and maple syrup are natural sugars and contain antioxidants that can protect your body from cancer. But consume them moderately, because they contain the same amount of calories as any other type of sweetener.

4. Move over

Regular exercise reduces insulin resistance and helps you maintain healthy body weight. Research suggests that slim, active individuals can consume a higher GI (Glycemic Index) diet without an increased risk of cancer.
Remember that finding something you enjoy and can be consistently key – you do not have to start marathon running!

 

 

 

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