Interesting facts about sugar

Interestingly that over the past 20 years, human consumption of sugar has increased to 40 kilograms per year.

The fact is that sugar is included in most food products (bread, butter, spices, sauces, etc.). Sugar raises insulin levels, which interferes with the release of growth hormone and suppresses the immune system. Plus, too much insulin promotes fat storage. An interesting fact, sugar provides the body with calories (4 calories - in 1 gram of sugar), but has no nutrients. Eating foods high in sugar allows you to gain weight quickly and increases triglyceride levels, which have been linked to the risk of cardiovascular disease.

In some countries, sugar from sugarcane and corn is fermented into alcohol, which is mixed with gasoline and used as fuel for cars called gazohol.

A teenager between the ages of 11 and 14 should eat no more than 65 g of sugar in one day (13 teaspoons). A cola bottle contains about 35g of sugar, and a chocolate bar contains about 30g of sugar.

Sugar is a natural preservative that prevents spoilage of food, and is also used in leather tanning, added to printer inks, and is part of adhesives.

Interesting fact, in the 16th century one teaspoon of sugar was worth 5 pounds.