Is cane sugar just the regular white table sugar? Some talk about how they put loads of organic cane sugar in there smoothies. Durianrider does that too... Durianrider constantly says that sugar cant make you fat, but i have never heard a straight answer from him about white sugar, i have used search about white sugar and if it makes you fat or not but there are no threads about this here.
Ofcourse if you look at all the other sites besides this one they automatically say that white sugar makes you fat. Something to do with insulin spikes or whatever and it supposedly makes you fat? So... lets say i put 5 bananas in the blender with water and 100g of sugar will it make me gain fat? Please someone clear this up for me, someone here mentioned that the Kenyan diet consists of 20% sugar.
Bump... Please i need someone to clear this up for me, just a short answer or whatever.
Mm good answer, well if i blend some sugar with 5 bananas and some water then i will be getting so little fat since one banana only has like 0,45 grams of fat, so that's like nothing. So does that means soda wont make you fat either? They make you fat because they are often consumed with fatty things like potato chips and such?
Sugar is a highly refined product. Not healthy, in my humble opinion. :)
Exactly. look at my sugar consumption AND fat/protein consumption. Extremes at both ends of the spectrum. I look like a tour de france winner (chris froome) but only train hard for 1 month of the year.
I don't take any thyroid medications etc to get lean either. I just eat the macros of the average kenyan working a 9-5 desk job.
Obviously refined organic sugar is not comparable to WHOLE ripe fruits. It sure does make it easier to meet my simple sugar needs for the day though. In Thailand the fruit is grown with SO much more sugar than the bland stuff we get in Australia that I don't feel the need to add sugar to my smoothies as much if at all.
Freelee & myself eat more fruit as individuals than any one else on the planet. Look how lean we are. Olympic athletes look at us and think 'yep, they are on some good gear! I wonder what they are taking!' lol!
GET SUGARED UP!
It's all relative. If you put five bananas and a 100g of sugar in a blender, and that's all you eat for the day, you'll lose weight and starve. If you are eating as many calories as you're burning, and you add sugar to that, and begin to eat more than you're burning, then you may either gain weight, or gain an urge to be more active to burn that weight. If you simply replace raw fruit/veg calories with table sugar, while maintaining the caloric in/out balance, then you'll continue to maintain weight while robbing yourself of other nutrition that fruit/veg would provide.
Either way, as Delight said, refined sugar, whether it's cane sugar or whatever, is empty calories. Empty calories is the definition of junk food, and I personally wouldn't add plain sugar to my diet unless I ran out of most other options.
As I said, you may get an urge to be more active, but I believe that SOME people do gain weight when they up their cals, even when it's carb cals. There's a lot of different people out there, with much different dietary histories, and much different genetics. I don't buy into the simpleton black/white mentality. Whenever there's rules, there's usually exceptions, and there's gonna be a few people that gain, imo.
But hey, instead of just hypothesizing, if one is interested in whether adding sugar will make him/her gain weight, why not just do a quick experiment? For a few weeks, add a few hundred cals of sugar to your diet, while keeping the fruit/veg intake exactly the same, and see what happens? If you're low fat, it won't kill you, and you can always just go back to 100% raw if you don't like the results.
I lost 2 pounds in a week adding coconut sugar to my smoothies and rice. Dont know if it might be partly because I am at such a high weight already (206 now), or if you can have it as long as the macros are in the right percentages. I would guess it's the macros, though.
WELL. My only concern with cane sugar is that theres process to get it. You have to take a sugar cane and juice it. This was not easily done before modern tech existed so we've only been eating it for 5k years (rough estimate). On the other hand, sugar cane juice or evaporated sugar cane juice (sugar) presents energy to our body the same way that fruit does.
So is it ideal? I believe no. BUT if sweetening up your smoothies with it keeps you eating HCRV than pour that ish in!!!