This Is How Sugar Allows Cancer Cells To Grow Inside Your Body


It’s not breaking news that too much sugar in your diet can lead to serious health concerns such as diabetes and obesity.



There have been a lot of questions regarding sugars relationship to cancer. We know that sugar consumption can impact our insulin levels which in turn can lead to chronic disease but… Does too much sugar directly cause cancer?


There are researchers that are trying to understand the direct connections between cancer and sugar. We do know that a low-sugar diet is the most powerful with great health benefits. So, here are some facts that will help you understand how sugar can affect cancer cells.




How Does Cancer Grow?


Our healthy cells are programmed by DNA to follow the body’s rules. A cancer cell is first created when a gene mutation happens to a healthy cell or a small group of cells. Once a cell has mutated its original healthy programming or signals become faulty, leading the cell to start to grow and multiply too much and form a lump called a tumor.

As tumors grow and cancer cells multiply, they need an increasingly larger blood supply. In order to do this, they send out special signals to recruit the formation of new blood vessels (angiogenesis) to continue to help them grow. Once a cancerous mass can stimulate blood vessel growth, it can grow bigger and grow quickly.

Cancer cells, need oxygen and nutrients to grow and survive. Glucose is the sugar our bodies utilize most and used as energy to feed every cell in the body, healthy or cancerous. Having a glucose supply to feed our cells is so important that even without any carbohydrates in your diet, your body can make glucose from other sources like protein and fat.


So Does Sugar Actually Feed Cancer Cells?


We know too much sugar isn’t good for us, but does sugar directly feed cancer? Yes – but as we just learned, sugar feeds EVERY cell in our bodies! This is where things get a little confusing. Research has proven that it’s actually sugar’s relationship to higher insulin levels and growth factors that influence cancer cell growth the most, and increase the risk of other chronic diseases. Too much sugar creates a toxic environment which promotes cancer growth.

Many types of cancer cells have plenty of insulin receptors, making them respond more than normal cells to insulin’s ability to promote growth.

Obesity, diabetes, and chronic overeating have had a positive correlation to the growth and development of cancer cells but not necessarily a direct causal link. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, obesity can cause changes in hormone levels – such as sex hormones or insulin – which increases your risk of developing breast, colon or uterine cancer.



What You Should Do


Sugar is linked to a multitude of health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, immobility, elevated triglycerides and high blood pressure. A balanced lifestyle and cutting out refined sugars from soda and processed foods is a start to decreasing your risk of cancer cell growth, as well as other health conditions. Here are tips to help: 

1. Focus on a Balanced Diet

Consume your daily recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. Ensure you are getting enough fiber, iron, and protein in your diet. Do not drink fruit juices that have added sugar, and use natural sweeteners such as honey or stevia, and avoid high-fructose corn syrup and genetically modified sugar or sugar replacement such as aspartame.

2. Eat the Right Amount of Sugar

Women should have no more than six teaspoons (25 grams) of sugar each day, for men, have no more than nine teaspoons per day (37 grams); this equals to 100 calories for women and 150 for men. The majority of people in America eat over double that amount, averaging at around 22 teaspoons per day. 

3. Watch for Hidden Sugars

Fructose, lactose, sucrose, maltose, glucose and dextrose are all forms of sugar you can find on the Nutritional Facts label on the back of your next meal.

Other natural sugars: Molasses, agave nectar, honey and maple syrup are natural sugars and contain antioxidants that can protect your body from cancer. But consume these in moderation, as they contain the same amount of calories as any other kind of sweetener.

4. Move More

Regular exercise helps in decreasing insulin resistance and helps to maintain a healthy body weight. Research points that lean, active people can consume a higher GI diet without an increased risk of cancer. 

Remember to find something you enjoy and can consistently do! That’s the main goal!





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