Does Sugar have harmful effects on bones?

During the early years, the bones of kids develop and grow while also being depleted at the same time. If the consumption of calcium, Vitamin D and other required minerals are sufficient, the health of bones will be positive. If the consumption of required vitamins and minerals are less, the depletion of bones will soon take over resulting is much weaker bones and easy fractures. (What are some bone building foods?). In addition to this, consumption of sugar can have harmful effects on bones too.

We have already talked about how refined Sugar harm our body. Now, lets see how it can damage the bones too.

Sugar can be consumed in many forms like Bread which is extremely high in added sugar and one of the most staple food in every household for kids. Other common sources of sugar are white sugar, brown sugar, cane sugar, cookies, candy, donut, cake, canned drinks, packed juices, bottled shakes and smoothies, granola bars, sauces, jams and many others. Such intake on a regular basis can deplete four of the best bone-friendly nutrients from your child’s body. (Why are antioxidants good and which foods have them?)

Calcium + Phosphorous

Calcium combines with phosphorous to make calcium phosphate which is most important component for our bones. When sugar is consumed, there is acid that’s released in the body. In order to balance this acid, calcium is extracted from the bones resulting in Calcium deficient weaker bones. (What are some easy to feed calcium rich foods?)

Vitamin D

Vitamin D assists in absorption of Calcium by the bones. Consumption of sugar increases an enzyme that degrades vitamin D and thereby also results in reduced absorption of calcium by the bones. Double whammy!

Vitamin C

Vitamin C helps to make collagen and also delays the decaying process of bones. Sugar intake restricts the absorption of this vitamin into our body cells resulting in weaker bones. (How to reduce iron deficiency in kids through food)

Magnesium

Magnesium works on keeping the bones strong. Sugar strips the body of magnesium too by releasing it out through urine. (What are some Magnesium foods for kids?)

So yes! sugar can have harmful effects on the bones.

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Ageing skin signs: Cut down your sugar intake!

ageing skin

Sugar ages you! Yes, you read it right. It is pretty hard to avoid sugar, especially to those who have a sweet tooth. While sweets taste absolutely delicious all the time, it can also create worries about ageing skin. Although there are numerous factors that affect the skin, sugar is perhaps the worst. (Sugar effects on body)

Processed foods and the foods that are high on glycemic index scale not only affects your waistline but creates havoc on ageing skin too. It is not that you should completely avoid sugar but limit it to low amounts.  Sugars that are found naturally in fruits and vegetables are indeed good for your health as they are absorbed more slowly and consist of complex carbohydrates and fibers.

Also, fiber rich food helps in slowing down the absorption of sugar in the gastrointestinal system.  But how do you see the sugar effects on the body and skin? (Effect of sugar on kids)

Signs that sugar is aging your skin:
  • Skin sagging
  • Upper lip crosshatch lines
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Discolorations
  • Hard layer of skin
  • Skin wear and tear
  • Deep crevices around the curve areas of face
How does sugar affect our skin?

Glycation: Glycation is nothing but a chemical reaction that occurs when sugar normal range in the bloodstream hikes beyond what our insulin can handle. More glycation, the faster the signs of ageing skin. When you consume sugar, insulin is released to control blood sugar levels. This process promotes the release of stress hormones that cause pimples or acne.

Collagen and elastin damage: The above-mentioned process of glycation affects the two major skin protein collagen and elastin. These proteins are responsible for keeping the skin firm, healthy and youthful. As these two proteins come in contact with the sugar, they become weak or impaired and start showing signs of ageing skin.

Disables naturally present antioxidant enzymes: Antioxidants are imperative as it protects skin from free radical damage and UV rays.  Consumption of sugar increases the production of free radicals in the body. This creates oxidative stress and damages skin which contributes to ageing skin. (Why do we need antioxidants)

How to prevent sugar face?

Cutting down your sugar intake doesn’t mean completely eliminating it. Just be aware of where the sugar is coming and how much you are having.

Reduce sugar intake: If you say that you have completely eliminated sugar from your diet, let me say that is practically possible to achieve. This is because a lot of food contains hidden sugars. Maximum 25g of sugar is what out body can handle without adverse effects. Cut of the processed foods. Choose foods that have low glycemic scale value. Read labels to make healthier choices. (Healthy sugar alternatives)

Sleep: Lack of sleep or poor quality of sleep shows signs of ageing skin by producing fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, slugging and even lessens the skin tightness. Good sleep also counteracts the effect of sugar to skin and other stressors. (Eat this to get sound sleep)

Adequate water intake: Drink plenty of water and eat plenty of water if you want to glow. Water not only hydrates the skin but also supports the production of collagen and elastin.

Proper diet: Proper diet which is rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A,D,E,K,C B1,B6,B12 and magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, calcium, proteins, fats are essential in skin development and maintenance. Include fiber rich food in your diet as these slow the absorption of sugar.

Reduce stress: A tip for healthy skin. Avoid stress! Stressing produces the hormone cortisol, increases the inflammation and glycation actions on the skin. Also, stress upsurges the cravings for sweet and sugary foods. 

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What are the effects of sugar to the body of kids?

The effects of sugar to the body of kids are severe. Sugar can harm the growth and performance of a child. Any kind of added sugar damages the protein in our body, resulting in aging of organs, which further compromises immunity, growth and functioning. Kids often fall sick, heal slow, are physically unfit and become lazy.

Effects of sugar to the body of kids.

May leads to weight gain

Causes tooth cavities

Risk of acne

may leads to fatty liver

spikes blood sugar level

Greatest source of sugar in the average kid’s diet are sugary snacks and beverages like cookies, cakes, candies, fruit juice, soda, and sports drinks. Everything that the child picks up to eat today has strains of added sugar in some form or the other. The food industry has understood the formula to entice more and more kids towards their products- ADD SUGAR! While the small dosage of sugar treats is okay, but in this generation we have lost track on moderation.

Consuming 1-2 tsp of added sugar is acceptable in a day.

Our body runs on energy which is derived from Protein, Fat and Carbs. 50-60% of daily energy comes from carbs (Fiber + Sugar). Today, majority of the energy (calorie) from carbs is derived from added sugar intake. Whereas, for our kids to have a balanced healthy growth, we need the energy (calorie) to come from natural sources of carbs (sugar) along with protein and fat. The solution here is to shift focus to natural sweeteners like fruits, berries, dried fruits, honey, maple syrup etc. (what are some healthy sugar alternatives?)

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Want Added Sugar Alternatives?

DATE SUGAR <> BLACK STRAP MOLASSES

These alternatives to added sugar are extremely nutritious. Apart from making a dish sweet, they also load it with required nutrients. Natural sources of sweetness are also rich in antioxidants which help in building our immunity and also keeping our body young. Such sugar from natural sources doesn’t increase the blood sugar level in our body.

Sugar is sugar! Cane sugar. Raw sugar. White sugar. Brown sugar. Refined sugar. Corn syrup. Sucrose. Palm sugar. These are some commonly known names of sugar added to food to sweeten it. Chances are we often intake variety of candies, energy drinks, baked good, sauces, packaged goods, sweetened dairy on a daily basis. All of this totals to excess of sugar in our body.

Read the previous post on What is the problem with sugar?

  • Date sugar is made by drying and powdering the dates. It is an easier sweetener to add to baked goods like cakes and cookies, and also to porridge and oat meals. Apart from making the dish sweet, it is a powerhouse of antioxidants, iron and fibre.
  • Black strap molasses is made after the third boiling of sugar cane juice. The majority of sugar (sucrose) from the original juice has crystallized and been removed. It is considered a dietary supplement. 1 tablespoon can give up to 20% of daily recommenced intake of several vitamins and minerals. The taste of this is strong but can blend well with other ingredients in smoothies, shakes, cakes and cookies.

Recipe: Almond Oat Dates Cookie

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  • ½ cup Oats (Quaker)
  • 4 Dates pureed Or crushed by hand without water (take more if you need it more sweet)
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  • hint of cinnamon powder or vanilla extract (optional)
  • Pinch salt

Mix everything by hand into a firm dough. Divide into small balls. Preheat oven 5 minutes at 180 Celsius. Take a baking paper and place balls on it. Keep in oven for baking for 5 minutes. Now take out the tray and pat down the cookies using a flat spoon to make them little thin and crispy. Place the tray back for another 8-10 minutes. Don’t let them burn but cookie edges should go brown. Once done, take out the rack and let it cool. Serve!! or apply Iyurved’s 5 herbs and 7 nuts choco spread on top also (order here)

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Sugar Effects on Body: Problems with added sugar

AGING <> LOWER IMMUNITY <> COLLAGEN LOSS <> SAGGING <> DARK SPOTS <> ACNE

Sugar effects on body of both kids and adults. Aging and immunity are compromised with sugar intake. This is true for kids and adults both. We both process the sugar in a similar way. Even internally, our organs are aging or weakening with sugar intake.

Sugar causes inflammation in the body which results in joint pains, and also damage the protein fiber which is responsible in keeping your skin firm and youthful.. Everything that the child picks up to eat today has strains of added sugar in some form or the other. The food industry has understood the formula to entice more and more kids towards their products- ADD SUGAR! However, sugar has many positives and contains healthy nutrients, if you take it in its natural form. In processed form, large intake of sugar can harm the growth and performance of a child. Sugar damages the protein in our body, resulting in ageing of organs, which further compromises immunity, growth and functioning.

Sugar is labelled in 50 different names- raw sugar, cane sugar, agave, corn syrup, brown sugar, extra refined white sugar, juice concentrates, fruit juices and so on- we need to educate ourselves on the ingredients being used. Get rid of sugar early in life!

Enjoy DATES!

Date sugar is made by drying and powdering the dates. It is an easier sweetener to add to baked goods like cakes and cookies, and also to porridge and oat meals. Apart from making the dish sweet, it is a powerhouse of antioxidants, iron and fiber. by using healthy sugar alternatives you can minimize the sugar effects on body(Recipe for Almond oats date cookies)

Almond Coconut Dates cookies- all natural sugar used

Naturally occurring sugar in fruits and vegetables are safe. Habits started early on (in kids also) will go a long way in keeping the body fit and young for many years to come. (Healthy sugar alternatives for kids)

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Let’s try to make every food a child wants to eat more tasty and nutritious with (hidden) veggies, herbs and nuts.

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