SWEET BUT DEADLY PART 3
Meals and frequent snacks, rich in calories, expose the liver to insulin for too long without a break, which is so required. The presence of insulin for too long change a metabolic switch and the liver can’t stop the triglyceride secretion.
Furthermore, the insulin stimulates the liver to send even more triglycerides into circulation, carried with very low lipoprotein density (VLDL). And the triglycerides excess make muscle cells to be insulin resistant, disturbing the manner in, which normally enable them to absorb glucose from the blood. As a result, it needs more insulin, so glucose can be introduced into cells. Finally, fat cells – bombarded with extra calories, to be stored as triglycerides and glucose form – they also become insulin resistant. And the overloaded fat cells flood the blood with fatty acids, which begins to destroy the pancreatic insulin secretion cells.
The insulin levels decrease, the glucose accumulates in the blood and between meals is diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. If the patient does not change the diet and doesn not lose weight, the insulin-secreting cells destruction continues with quick steps and, finally, to keep the patient alive, you will need the insulin injections daily.
But this bleak prospect can be avoided. Using as mny muscles through physical activity, they will use the addition fuel.
Research conducted at Loughborough University, USA, showed that daily physical exercise can prevent a dramatic increase of blood triglycerides, which occurs when healthy volunteers are on a alimentation rich in sugar.
But there is another aspect. The The Journal of Nutrition magazine (2001, vol. 131, p. 2074), Victor A. Zammit, head of the cellular biochemistry ward, from Hannah Research Institute Ayr, Scotland, claims that we eat too often. Two meals per day would be much better than uninterrupted snacks. We need to be careful not only what we eat but also when we eat.
Some foods and drinks can have a similarly detrimental effect as the consumption of animal fats. Alcohol, for example, makes the liver to release in circulation just the fats that favors coronary atherosclerosis.
A big surprise for many is that sweets can be as damaging as fats and alcohol. “Foods rich in fructose, which include mostly sugar and honey can be as harmful as saturated fats, “says Zammit. Both fats, as well as sweets lead to heart attack, diabetes and other degenerative affections.
The last 10 years have shown that the human body metabolizes fructose differently than simple glucose. Worrying is the fact that fructose is diverted selectively to liver and for fat forming. The fructose is metabolized in the liver to provide one of the triglycerides bricks.
But a diet rich in fructose stimulates directly the liver to secrete triglycerides, as dangerous as the liver being bombed with insulin. Fructose can mimic, can mimic what the frequent insulin secretion does due to having often meals.