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sugar; Brown or white


When it comes to weight loss and overall health, it is important to keep in mind that both brown and white sugar are sources of added Sugars, may cause numerous health problems when consumed in excess. Both types of sugar contain Calories and no significant nutrients and excessive consumption can lead to weight gain, diabetes, heart disease and other health issues. 


Brown sugar and white sugar do differ slightly in terms of their nutritional content.

Brown sweetners contains a small amount of minerals like calcium, magnesium, B vitamins, potassium and iron due to the presence of molasses.

Molasses means – Raw sugar processes and vacuum dried to attain its light golden color.

Then this is sent to the refinery for further processing.

After filtration of the liquid to remove the plant thrash and dirt, the remainder is boiled leaving behind a brown sludge called molasses.)

However, the small amount of nutrients and Minerals in molasses is negligible and unlikely to have a significant impact on overall health. 

On the other hand, white sugar has all impurities and zero nutrients. As a result, it is completely devoid of any minerals, vitamins and other nutrients. Additionally, it is more dangerous than oil. It inhibits immunity and HGH (human growth hormone) which help to build lean mass and lose fat.

In terms of weight loss, the most important factor is overall calorie intake. Both brown and white sugar contain the same number of calories,.

So, they neither is better for weight loss than the other. They impair insulin function which leads to fat storage in the body.

They elevate cortisol level, the hormone that switches on your fat storage function.

Artificial sweeteners have ASPARTAME, which may cause Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease.

They may cause many kinds of cancers and other health issues.

They may harmful especially for women such as hormonal imbalances, fibroids and cyst. Human body can not break down ASPARTAME.

In summary, both brown and white sugar should consume in moderation as part of a healthy balanced diet. Ultimately sugar is always an empty calorie.

Dr.Hetal Patel


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