Why a spoonful of sugar is not the answer.
Don't listen to Mary Poppins. A spoonful of sugar may help the medicine go down, but it will also increase your risk of chronic illnesses. Sorry, but it’s true. And to understand how, we have to first talk about insulin. The hormone insulin helps regulate blood sugar levels in our body. When food is consumed, it’s broken down into blood sugar and enters the bloodstream, signaling the pancreas to release insulin. Insulin binds to muscle cells to enable storage of sugar as glyc