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Reason Why You Must Stop Drinking Sugar And Gari



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There’s been a lot of debate about Garri and Sugar, whether or not it should be taken. Medical professionals have their opinion, traditionalists have theirs, and assumption specialists have their own opinions too.

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However, to know what you must do, let us consider the nature of Garri and Sugar.


Biochemically speaking, both Garri and Sugar belong to the class of food substances known as Carbohydrates or sugars. While Sugar is essentially Sucrose, Garri is a more complex combination. Therefore, Garri and Sugar are essentially the same thing – Carbohydrates, or Sugars.

When we eat any carbohydrate – be it bread, rice, Garri or yam, the body converts it into Glucose and ATP (Adenosine Tri-Phosphate), which is the body’s energy currency. The body must process all carbohydrate into Glucose and ATP.

Now, Glucose and ATP are required to power the body’s various metabolic processes. However, there is a complex regulatory system in the body that ensures that Glucose is regulated and distributed evenly all around the body. When Glucose exists in excess amounts in the blood (this is known as high blood glucose), it can lead to conditions known as Hyperglycemia, and even Diabetes, eventually.


Now, a gram of Garri contains enough Glucose converted to power the body’s various processes for several hours. Likewise for Sugar, which is sucrose.

So when you drink Garri and Sugar, you’re taking in excess sugar which your body might grapple to contain and process, especially if you are older. This can predispose you to type-1 diabetes, Artherosclerosis, CVD, CHD and stroke.

So, Garri and Sugar may be some people’s first aid food (lol), but it also has attendant health effects.


Source : Opera News


Yegbey Edem,popularly known as Kwame Taste is a Ghanaian, blogger ,radio personality,publicist,Online Influencer,Writer ,social media marketer and an event promoter.

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