The other day I was reading through some articles I get and came across one about sugar and white flour. Now, we all know that sugar is man's worst enemy in the fight for large freakish muscles and destroying body fat, but do we all know why it is such a terrible foe?
We usually relate sugar to high a glycemic index, which causes an enormous spike in insulin, which then cause the body to store nutrients as energy, which is essentially storing fat (when you raise it through sugar intake.
To View The Glycemic Index Database Click Here.
The GI indexes food and how it relates to insulin levels and storage is a tricky subject. (More on this to follow). What scared the sh*t out of me in this article I was reading was the new light it shed on the dangers of sugar.
Here is what it said, and I laid awake that night praying the sugar demon wouldn't sneak into my food, it said that sugar is - get ready for this - an "anti-nutrient."
That's right, it is a dead food that provides a negative value for nutrition in the body. What does this mean? When we consume sugar our body has to find some way to process it, to do that it has to have certain nutrients.
Where does it get these nutrients? Our muscles.
Yeah I did: Sugar takes nutrients from out of our muscles to process itself.
These are the main and key nutrients sugar needs to metabolize itself, it takes them from the body's reserves and leaves your muscles deficient of them. Sugar also crowds other nutrients/calories in your body, leaving you craving more calories from sugar to fill your needs.
Save The World!
Save yourself and your physique and eliminate sugar from your diet. Stay away from breads and pastas (made with white flour) and juices and sweets.
Some sugars are OK, for instance sugar from raw honey and blackstrap molasses because they contain certain enzymes that make them healthy. However, these sugars should still be used scarcely in a diet. Make the commitment and kill all the sugar in your diet, I guarantee it will make a big difference in your physique goals.
Just thought I would share some info with fellow freak seekers.
Get Big (and shredded) or DIE.
NOTICE! Big Cat (another Bodybuilding.com writer) has posted a review of this article. He disagrees with many of the points above. Click Here to read his article now!