According to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, one ingredient is almost single handedly responsible for the increase in Type 2 Diabetes cases in the world.
It’s hidden in the most unlikely foods and drinks and causes your blood sugar to immediately spike out of control.
Avoid this one ingredient and you’ll immediately experience an amazing improvement in Type 2 Diabetes.
The scientists demonstrated how sugar, or to be more precise fructose, causes insulin resistance.
Mammals have a protein called carbohydrate-responsive element-binding protein, or simply ChREBP, in the metabolic tissue throughout their bodies.
In a study on a large group of mice, the scientists discovered that this protein is activated in the liver the moment fructose is eaten or injected.
This ChREBP then stimulates the liver to produce glucose, regardless of the amount of insulin that the pancreas produces to regulate it.
In other words, the insulin tries to regulate the amount of glucose your liver produces, but the ChREBP causes your liver to produce huge amounts of glucose, a bit like the Grimm brother’s magic pot that kept on cooking porridge until it filled the whole house, and the whole street, and the whole town.
The pancreas then responds by making more and more insulin, a process that eventually causes the rest of the body’s metabolic tissue to become resistant to insulin.
The scientists first discovered this process in mice, and then verified it by taking autopsy samples from human livers.
Incredibly, even when they genetically modified the mice to activate their liver’s insulin signaling pathways to the maximum, thereby creating mice whose livers should not have been able to produce glucose, fructose still triggered excessive glucose production by their livers.
Interestingly, according to the research, the ChREBP triggers this process only when we eat fructose, not glucose itself.
So, what contains fructose?
The only healthy forms in which to consume fructose are in fruit, vegetables, and whole grains. It is healthy in these forms because it is not the main ingredient.
Fruit, vegetables, and whole grains also contain plenty of fiber that stops your body from absorbing the fructose too quickly. As a result, your liver is not drowned in huge quantities of it.
Other sweeteners like beet and cane sugar contain combinations of glucose and fructose without any fiber to slow down their absorption by your body. Even honey, which many people consider a healthy option, is packed with glucose and fructose.
Most commercial sweeteners that are added to food contain almost pure fructose, as manufacturers have discovered that pure fructose is significantly sweeter than mixed fructose and glucose.
The worst of all – added high-fructose-corn syrup!
This means that you should cut down on sodas, many commercially available fruit juices, ice cream, desserts, sandwich spreads, bottled and packaged sauces, pickled products, and a wide variety of other processed foods.
In fact, if you have full-blown Type 2 Diabetes, you should cut down on as much fructose as possible.