Some say that we, humans, are by nature attracted to sweet as we are primates—animals that evolved eating fruit in the trees. And it seems that we have been going along our sweet teeth out of the jungle… .
Indeed, sweet food does more than just comfort our mouth and stomach. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, it actually can nourish “Qi” (essential energy), enrich blood, relieve tiredness, resolve toxin, and regenerate body fluid. Unfortunately, eating excessive of them also brings disadvantages to stomach/spleen, not to mention it’s easy to cause obesity and induce cardiovascular diseases.
As pointed out by Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners, food with too much sweetness is a detriment to kidneys and lead to joint pain. Moreover, when one’s blood sugar is too high, it not only induces high blood lipid levels, arteriosclerosis, obesity, hypertension, coronary heart disease, and diabetes, but also osteoporosis.
So, although sweetness has benefits to health, moderate consumption is the key. And women in their fifties in particular should avoid having too much foods high in sugar content in order to control an ideal blood glucose levels.
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