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8 myths about sugar that you need to stop believing

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2017-10-17 13:49China Daily Editor: Yao Lan ECNS App Download

不敢吃糖?科学家揭示人们对糖的8个误解

8 myths about sugar that you need to stop believing

While eating too much sugar is directly associated with obesity and a host of heart and liver-related problems, there are plenty of myths out there with a host of misinformation that oftentimes makes eating even moderate amounts of sugar sound worse than it is. After all, we do need sugar to live.

尽管吃糖太多和肥胖以及一系列心脏和肝脏疾病直接相关,但关于糖还是有很多讹传,往往使得适量吃糖听上去比实际上更糟.说到底,没有糖怎么活?

"We all need sugar — it's the basic building block of what runs our bodies, and, in fact, it's necessary," Dr. Jennifer Haythe, a cardiologist at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York said.

"我们都需要糖——它是我们身体运转的基本组成部分,事实上,是必不可少的部分,"纽约哥伦比亚长老会医院的心脏病科医师珍妮佛•海耶斯博士说.

Keep scrolling to discover the truth behind some of the most common myths about sugar.

来看看下面这些关于糖的真相,帮你破除对糖的常见误解.

MYTH: Some types of sugar are better for you than others

误解:有些糖比其他糖更有益健康

FACT: All "types" of sugar have the same effect on your body.

事实:所有种类的糖对身体的影响都一样.

"There's this idea that there are different types of sugar, but that's a myth," Dr. Haythe said. "Brown sugar, white sugar, honey... they are all ultimately broken down into the same thing: glucose. All forms of sugar are carbohydrates that can be used as glucose."

海耶斯博士说:"有人认为,世界上有不同种类的糖,这是一个误解.红糖、白糖、蜂蜜……最终成分都是同一种东西——葡萄糖.各种形式的糖都是可分解成葡萄糖被吸收的碳水化合物."

MYTH: Sugar makes kids hyperactive

误解:糖会导致儿童过度活跃

FACT: There's no such thing as a sugar high.

事实:糖并不会引起亢奋.

"The idea that sugar makes children hyperactive is one of the funniest myths about sugar out there," Dr. Haythe said.

海耶斯博士说:"认为糖导致儿童过度活跃只是人们关于糖的一个有趣误解."

Various scientific studies over the years have determined that in fact there is zero direct connection between eating sugar and hyperactivity.

多年来各种科学研究表明,事实上,吃糖和过度活跃不存在任何直接的联系.

  

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