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Bangladesh - April 2, 2022

White sugar increases health risks

Staff Correspondent: People usually use white sugar in making sweets. We can’t go without tea and coffee if we don’t have sugar. About 98% of the sugar used in the country is refined white sugar. Sugarcane red sugar is produced only in state-owned sugar mills. According to the demand which is very little. Nutritionists say that there are many health risks to imported white sugar. On the other hand, sugarcane sugar is rich in nutrients.
According to nutritionists, this white sugar increases the risk of various diseases, including diabetes. So, it is better to eat less sugar to avoid these risks. If you need to eat red sugar. Red sugar is raw sugar made
directly from sugarcane. It contains all the ingredients of sugarcane. Such as sugars, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, manganese, beneficial amino acids, zinc, thiamine, riboflavin, folic acid and antioxidants.
Eating red sugar also strengthens the bones as it contains high levels of calcium. At the same time dental health also improves. The risk of cavity and bacterial infections is also eliminated. In addition, the antioxidants in sugarcane prevent cancer and remove harmful toxins from the body.
In 2016, a study by the Bangladesh Institute of Food Science and Technology found that imported refined and refined sugar produced in the country was harmful to health. The level of calcium in domestic sugar produced from sugarcane is 180.32 MT, which is 1.56 to 2.65 percent in refined sugar. Potassium is 142.9 percent in domestic sugar and 0.32 to 0.35 percent in refined sugar.
Phosphorus is 2.5 to 10.69 percent in domestic sugar and 2.35 percent in refined sugar. Iron is 0.42 to 6 percent in domestic sugar and 0.48 percent in refined sugar. Magnesium is 0.15 to 3.6 percent in domestic sugar and 0.7 to 1.21 percent in refined sugar. Sodium is 0.6% in domestic sugar and 0.2% in refined sugar.
Rubaiya Parveen Riti, a clinical dietitian of a hospital, told that white sugar is processed. And red sugar is natural. That is why red sugar is better than white sugar. Since white sugar is refined, taking it in large quantities creates various health risks. Exhaustion causes the onset of complex diseases such as kidney disease. There is also a risk of contracting a disease such as cancer.
Referring to the nutritional value of red sugar, he said that this sugar is a simple sugar. Those who have less appetite, if they drink a glass of red sugar syrup, their appetite will increase. It also has many other health benefits.

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