Saturday, January 12, 2013

Refined Sugar vs Raw Sugar – Overview

Refined Sugar vs Raw Sugar – Overview

White sugar is refined sugar. It is called simple sugar, or sucrose for scientific name. White sugar is made from processing sugar cane or sugar beets. It is pure carbohydrate food. Except 0.5% in it, 99.5% is nothing but sugar with no nutritions, minerals, and vitamins.

One sucrose molecule is made out of one glucose molecule and one fructose molecule. That moldecular bond between two is easily broken. Once those bonds are broken, they can be absorbed directly through stomach wall without digestion process. These two types of molecules go through same chemical processes in cells called glycolysis that turn sugar into energy, water, and carbon dioxide. This is the main process that gives off energy which runs human body metabolism.

When you read food labels in supermarket and read "sugar," it means refined sugar. Refined sugar is bad because it is sugar and nothing else plus harmful trace chemicals added in the refinery processes.

In nature, raw sugar cane is combined with array of different enzymes, 3 different vitamins, and 7 different minerals. Also, in nature, these sugar molecules are bonded with vitamins and minerals which make them easy to be absorbed in body. Read more about why vitamin, minerals, and other things such as enzymes which are naturally present are so important and refining them out to make pure sugar is sure way to damage health.

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