PROS AND CONS OF CONSUMING SUGAR
Dr. Aditi Yadav*, Dr. R. C. Tiwari, Dr. Manisha Dikshit, Dr. Ved Bhushan Sharma, Dr. Mayank Bishnoi
Sugars belong to carbohydrate group of chemicals. Sugar is vital for defraying many physiological functions of our body, normally “Craving for sugar” is very common. So we are at higher risk of over consumption of sugar. In fact, sugar sweetened beverages are a marker of an unhealthy lifestyle and their drinkers consume more calories. Carbohydrates are composed of carbon hydrogen and oxygen and have general formula that approximates CH2O. The main function of carbohydrates is to offer energy to our body for its functioning and physical activities. These are the main source of energy for our body cells, tissues and organs. Everyone should be careful while consuming excess amount of sugar in our diet, but rather advertently avoid it. Human body would cease to work properly if there is low sugar intake. Naturally occurring sugars causes immense benefits in our diet, these sugars found in fruits, milk sugar, etc. Some common types of sugar that we generally consume in our diet are as follows: Glucose, fucose, Sucrose, Galactosamine, Galactose, Mannose, Neuraminic acid, Xylose etc.
Keywords: Carbohydrate, Fucose, Galactosamine, Mannose, Unhealthy lifestyle, Health, Sugar etc.
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