1. What’s Sugar Got to do With It?
Well, it all starts with food. Our body is a lot like cars, they need fuel to run. Cars run on petrol and your cells use a simple sugar called glucose.
So when you eat, your body breaks down the food into components; a part of that is glucose. Glucose is our body’s key source of energy – it’s a sugar but not the kind which we put in our chai or coffee. That is sucrose.
Turning food into glucose is not the final step. It has to get to the cells for it to be used as energy. Cells are dependent on glucose to function. You are able to stand, talk, move your hands because of the body’s simple ability to convert human food into cell food, glucose. While your body digests food, your pancreas releases a hormone called insulin. Insulin meets glucose in the small intestines. Once they are in the bloodstream, your heart pumps it to the rest of the body.