Sugars, also known as carbohydrates, are essential for our body as they are a quick source of energy. The main users are muscles and, above all, the brain. Carbs are necessary for a healthy metabolism. Glucose, the most common type of sugar, is transported to the various parts of the body, where it is then metabolized. When needed, cells retrieve glucose from the bloodstream and metabolize it for energy. Glucose in excess is accumulated as glycogen stores that represent a mid-term energy reserve. When glycogen stores are high, the body converts the remaining glucose into lipids (fats), giving rise to persistent, localized fat. The insulinemic index – a specific feature of Bella, the iDDNA® anti-aging diet – is created to provide you a distinction between good and bad carbs.
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