There is a reason why we should all avoid sugary foods.

About a decade ago, we thought about carbohydrates as simple (sugars) and complex (starches) and health professionals we advising to consume complex carbohydrates instead of simple ones to prevent obesity and diabetes. But this is just a tip of the iceberg. Today we know that some complex carbohydrates are not so healthy because they can spike our blood glucose just as much as simple sugars. And why should we care? Because research have shown that if we constantly have our blood sugar “spiking” as we ingest foods with a high carbohydrate or sugar content, we are in much higher risk for developing diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity and cancer. Also, sugar is considered a “pro-i

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