A_Spoonful_Of_Sugar_A_Day_-_Can_It_Keep_The_Doctor_Away_ by NiceTime

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									Title:
A Spoonful Of Sugar A Day - Can It
Keep The Doctor Away?

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710

Summary:
_Sugar_ might as well be a four-let
ter word the way science and pseudo
-science has demonized it over the
years. The nemesis of dieters every
where, sugar has become the scapego
at for obesity as well as a number
of other diseases and conditions. P
eople have been told by nutritionis
ts that carbohydrates are bad, suga
r is bad, and now there seems to be
 a Diet version of practically ever
ything on the market. But is sugar
really as evil as everyone thinks i
t is?

Keywords: fie...
A scientific
glyconutrients,

 Article Body:
_Sugar_ might as well be a four-let
ter word the way science and pseudo
-science has demonized it over the
years. The nemesis of dieters every
where, sugar has become the scapego
at for obesity as well as a number
of other diseases and conditions. P
eople have been told by nutritionis
ts that carbohydrates are bad, suga
r is bad, and now there seems to be
 a Diet version of practically ever
ything on the market. But is sugar
really as evil as everyone thinks i
t is?

A scientific field called glycoscie
nce and/or glycobiology disagrees w
ith much of the popular opinion abo
ut sugar, and not just regarding we
ight loss. There is an ever-increas
ing amount of research that suggest
s certain types of sugars can have
an enormous benefit to our health,
including boosting human immune res
ponse, to inhibiting cancerous tumo
r growth.

_Glyco_ is derived from the Greek w
ord _sweet_ and refers to monosacch
arides or sugars. For decades, Scie
ntists have known about the link be
tween sugars, carbohydrates and the
ir effect in boosting energy. It_s
no secret that carbs and sugars are
 our main source of fuel, and help
us perform our everyday tasks, as w
ell as provide the oomph we need to
 hit the ol_ stairclimber. But espe
cially since the popularity of the
Atkins diet which demonizes carbs a
nd sugars, many people have been mi
ssing out on the benefits of the sw
eet stuff.

Glycoscience is amassing more and m
ore evidence that the role of carbs
  is crucial to maintaining the heal
thy function of the body. Most peop
le are familiar with the term _gluc
ose_ but there are over 200 monosac
charides found in plants and, of th
ose, less than ten are used by the
body to maintain a healthy equilibr
ium. Some other sugars are: mannose
, galactose, xylose, fucose, N-acet
ylglucosamine, N-acetylgalactosamin
e, and sialic acid (N-acetylneurami
nic acid or NANA).

Recent scientific evidence is showi
ng that these sugars and carbs help
 us on a cellular level. They allow
  our cells to better interact with
each other, thus making every basic
  bodily function more efficient and
  effective. This cellular response
from carbs flies in the face of the
  fad low-carb diets that are finall
y beginning to wan. What was former
ly a no-carb or low-carb mentality
really should be a _right-carb_ men
tality. With the right carbs and su
gars, the human body becomes a well
-oiled machine that can live longer
, and more importantly live better
than ever before.

Human beings, from a purely biologi
cal standpoint, have not really cha
nged in thousands of years. We are
still basically the same beings tha
t survived on mainly plants for mil
lennia. And yet the food we eat tod
ay is a far cry from the food we at
e thousands of years ago or even as
  much as 50 years ago. Genetic engi
neering, growth hormones, and prese
rvatives are now an integral part o
f almost everything we eat. Especia
lly with fast food, and enormous po
rtion of the population eats foods
that are virtually bereft of nutrie
nts. Empty calories are on the diet
s of millions of people every singl
e day.

Now although most people would agre
e with that statement, most of them
 would heartily disagree that sugar
 and carbs are the answer to many o
f the health questions plaguing our
 modern society. Well surprise ever
ybody&sugar might be the way to go.
 Again though, they have to be the
right sugars; the monosaccharides f
ound in plants, not the table sugar
 you find in your local grocery store.

So the question remains, where do w
e get these beneficial sugars? Simp
le. The company is called Mannatech
. Publicly traded on the NASDAQ, Ma
nnatech_s main product is something
  called Ambrotose®, and most recent
ly, Advanced Ambrotose". This produ
ct has been heralded by many in the
  scientific community as the next b
ig thing in the multi-billion dolla
r supplement industry.

When you see how many diseases are
preventable simply by an alteration
 in diet and taking proper suppleme
nts, it_s heartbreaking to see the
thousands that are unaware of the d
amage they are doing to themselves
by rigorously maintaining their str
ict low-carb regimes. People hear t
his&CARBS ARE GOOD&as long as they
are the right carbs and sugars. Thi
s point has to be made again and ag
ain until people start listening an
d taking charge if their own well-b
eing.

Note: Glyconutrients are not intend
ed to heal, treat, or cure any dise
ase.

								
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