The low-calorie sugar substitute you may be using on account of being diabetic or just being health conscious or worst just because it's the fashion, may be the most harmful thing you're doing to your body.
The very common sucralose when metabolizes in human body gives rise to two unknown and unaccounted metabolites which find their place in the fat layer below the skin, get deposited in the adipose tissue (fat layer) and may give rise to irritation and severe itching, sounds familiar???
You may also experience fluctuating levels of liver enzymes which may show in your blood reports as increased SGOT and SGPT levels. Digestive issues, gas, bloating and hyper-acidity are also some of the side effects of over usage of sugar substitutes.
The most shocking of all is a reverse metabolic reaction causing it difficult for you to control your sugar levels, defeating the purpose for which artificial sweetener was started.
So, cut down your artificial sweeteners to minimum or zero, every time you ingest a food loaded with artificial sweetener, a false alarm is sent to brain, which instructs pancreas to release sugar metabolizing hormones, which in turn puts pressure on pancreas. This in turns impacts the overall metabolism of the body, hampering the sugar levels.
There are many ways in which you can help your body regularize the sugar levels without hampering your metabolism. Some of the most effective ways are listed below –
You can regularize your blood sugar by –
· High amount of good quality protein diet
· Sound sleep
· Regular exercises
· Consuming less carbohydrates and zero packaged foods
· Hydrating with substantial water
· Living a stress-free life
· Taking high amount of fiber rich foods
Eat fruits in morning for energy and as it also helps cutting carbs through the day.
Take a very little amount of unrefined sugar (brown sugar) or gud (jaggery) in case you have to eat sweet once in a while.
A balanced, fulfilling, fresh home cooked food will not leave you starving for artificial sweeteners. Be aware of the zero calories energy drinks, you're doing yourself more harm than good. Use your artificial sweeteners very sparingly if you have to.
This article is a warning for the people who are using more than two 2 pellets or two mini spoon (2 servings) given in the box of sugar substitutes of artificial sweetener in a day.Tested sugar lowering tip -
Take 1 litre of water, add 2 teaspoon barley (jau),1 teaspoon methi (fenugreek) seeds, 1/2 teaspoon jeera powder and half karela (bitter gourd) cut longitudinally, and a piece of cinnamon soak it overnight and drink this water throughout the next day. If you are someone looking for weight loss, add 1/2 teaspoon green coffee beans also.
Regular administration of this water will help lower your sugar levels by 20 to 40 points in a week time.
Take magnesium and chromium rich food, i.e. lot of colorful vegetables, nuts and seeds (Pumpkin seeds, walnuts, almonds, flake seeds). Take the dark brown til (sesame) to control your sugar levels. If you crave for sweet take a piece of jaggery and til (chikki or laddoo)
It would give you immense amount of nutrient and not harm you.
Life can be sweet with Diabetes too.