Depending on the type of sugar consumed, either natural or refined, it leaves its consequences, according to one of our general practitioners at Amala Medical Centre.
Dubai Health Authority nutritionists and health specialists recently highlighted the dramatic changes that people underwent by eliminating refined sugar from their diet. The DHA adopted the challenge after some people of the UAE launched the hashtag #30DaysWithoutSugar following a tweet by Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, that encouraged people to go without sugar for one month.
According to doctors, refined sugars, classified by some as ‘potential poisons’, are produced by processing sugar cane and removing between 83 to 98 per cent of its chromium, manganese, cobalt, copper, zinc and magnesium. As a result of this refining, they become devoid of nutrients.