Believe it or not, more and more research is coming out, showing the benefits of sugar, gasp! I know you don’t believe it yet, but you will.
I showed you an earlier study where the more sugar people eat, the thinner they were. Actually, a number of studies say the same thing.
However, sugar does not exist in a vacuum.
In the real world, sugar is often consumed in the form of, say, donuts, which contain large amounts of harmful polyunsaturated fats and fatty acids, and harmful additives along with the sugar.
I believe that a lot of the harm from sugar that is perceived by the public is due to the fact that most sugary foods are complete junk.
And one thing that causes people problems around sugar consumption is the fact that they are already metabolically challenged.
Cortisol levels are high in most people’s body; cortisol releases large amounts of free fatty acids. And free fatty acid seems to trigger insulin resistance and eventually type II diabetes.
So it’s great news that a simple amino acid, glycine, has been shown in the study to reduce blood pressure, to reduce the size of fat cells, and to cut back on the secretion of free fatty acids that cause insulin resistance and eventually diabetes.
They gave rats their regular diet, and also sugar water. Plain table sugar, or sucrose, dissolved in water.
I don’t like studies like this in general. For one thing, they feed rats total and complete garbage in the form of what they euphemistically call “Rat Chow”. Rat Chow often includes high amounts of corn oil, which is extremely toxic.
However, it’s what we can do with what we got. That’s the study. And the other reason I don’t like it is, it’s not natural to have sugar water all the time. The rats had no choice, when they were thirsty, they went up to the water bottle, sucked it down, and ended up sucking down sugar water. They couldn’t even get regular water. For rats!
However, the study was very clear in the fact that fatty acids in the blood fell, blood pressure fell, and obesity fell, and it was quite a staggering difference.
And the amount of glycine given to the rats wasn’t all that high either. It’s quite possible for a human being to consume a commensurate amount of glycine with no problems. In fact, I do it every day myself.
During the study, at first, the rats that were drinking the sugar water found their blood pressure had risen. But by the fourth week, with the glycine, their blood pressure was the same as the rats that were not eating sugar.
Glycine treatment significantly reduced insulin and Trigylicerides to the normal levels found in
Why does glycine lower blood pressure, insulin resistance and free fatty acids in the blood?
Another study gives a clue.
Glycine lowers cortisol levels.
And cortisol is what is responsible for breaking down lean tissue, including the heart, muscle cells, and even the brain. High levels of cortisol cause the free fatty acids that will eventually result in diabetes.
What can you do with this now?
In almost all indigenous cultures, they don’t just eat muscle meat. They eat the entire animal, including the connective tissues and organs.
Muscle meat is very low in glycine. But all the rest of the animal is high in glycine. There have been other studies where balancing muscle meat with glycine suppressed harmful levels of methionine found in muscle meat.
So here’s another benefit of consuming the connective tissues and organs. But you don’t have to do that. There is an easier way.
Take some gelatin every day
You can purchase gelatin very easily. Everybody knows those little envelopes they sell in the supermarket. But those are kind of expensive. You can buy gelatin by the pound on Amazon. And you can take a couple of tablespoons every day.
There’s even a type called collagen that is quite soluble in water, and you can just dissolve it in water and drink it down.
It doesn’t taste like anything. It comes from grazing cows, so it’s even kosher and okay for Muslims also, I suppose.
Make sure that you are taking adequate amounts of either bone broth, or gelatin every day. There may be nothing better for overall health.
Effects of orally administered glycine on myofibrillar proteolysis and expression of proteolytic-related genes of skeletal muscle in chicks.
Nutritional analysis of one tablespoon of gelatin