Sugar- The Sweet Silent Killer
Keywords:Sugar, Carbohydrate, over consumption, diabetes, stimulant, sugar substitutes, , dangerous effects
Sugar being a basic ingredient in almost all food culture, from ancient times till date performs various technological functions in food. It also has a significant role in our body. Sugar is a carbohydrate which has sweet taste. Also, a rapid and easy fuel for body to use. However, sugar consumption can implicate similar responses as consumption of drug of abuse. Sugar imbalance can result in sweet craving. It is important to eat sugar but if it is over consumed then it can be one of the reasons for diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and obesity. It has also negative implications on body and brain. The reason behind over consumption of sugar is whenever sugar or sugary products are consumed by our body the reward system of our brain get activated due to which the individual feels better. Replacing or removing will alter the characteristic such as texture, taste, appearance of a food. For this, sugar substitutes can be the way to compensate will the reformulation giving the exact desired product. This review is focused on ‘sugar’ a term that simply mean sucrose and combined term for glucose, fructose and galactose. Aims on sugar and its potential impact on health on human health. Also, addiction of sugar, which is a controversial issue.
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