Eid al-Fitr will be different this year as well. Family elders cannot be visited, children cannot go door to door. Desserts, candies and chocolates that come to mind first when it comes to holiday will be shared only with the nuclear family. However, those who did not break the tradition and completed the preparations for the catering received a warning from the expert.
Stating that desserts that look crispy and dazzling with their shine should be avoided, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases Specialist Dr. Cafer Kaya said, “It is necessary to be very careful with our sugar consumption. Let’s think twice while eating. Especially diabetics should be very careful. Many complications can occur as a result of consuming starch-based sugar, including sugar coma. Cardiovascular diseases can occur. Diabetes occurs and diabetes has a triggering effect on some cancers in the long term. It can also increase the rate of bowel cancer significantly, ”he said.
Drawing attention to starch-based sugar used in desserts such as chocolate and baklava, Emsey Hospital’s Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases Specialist Dr. Cafer Kaya emphasized that starch-based sugar raises blood sugar very quickly.
Reminding that starch-based sugar is in the simple sugar group, Kaya said, “Starch-based sugars contain glucose. This is also available in foods such as crackers, biscuits, chocolate and sweets, “he said.
Stating that the consumption of desserts prepared with fruit would be more appropriate, Kaya said, “The more sweet it is, the more glucose content is. It is more appropriate to consume desserts containing walnuts, peanuts, nuts or fruits rather than simple sugar consumption. If we see a very sweet and pleasant dessert, let’s know that its glucose ratio is higher. These also have more weight gaining power. Let’s read the content rather than look nice, let’s look at the calorie rates, let’s think twice while buying “he said.
Stating that simple sugars are used to extend the shelf life of desserts, Kaya continued his words as follows
“Using glucose syrup to extend its shelf life works well for both the buyer and the seller, but it is not healthy. The important thing is to turn to fresh and daily consumption style. Our aim should not be to extend shelf life but to be healthier. “
Drawing attention to the fact that simple sugars trigger many diseases, Kaya said, “Cardiovascular diseases can occur. Diabetes occurs and diabetes has a triggering effect on some cancers in the long term. It can also increase the rate of bowel cancer significantly, “he said.