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The thyroid gland is an organ that we are not used to thinking about and worrying about its health. And by the way, the thyroid gland produces hormones that control the work of other organs and systems of our body. Symptoms of malfunction of this organ are similar to those that indicate problems with the heart and intestines, so it is very difficult to notice the disease on time. It is necessary at the first symptoms to contact the clinic for testing and examinations. But here are the most basic symptoms that indicate that it is time to consult an endocrinologist.
1. A seal may appear in the neck area. Any seal – it is visible, or you can only feel it with your fingers – is an alarming sign and requires an examination by a doctor.
2. Constant sore throat, lack of voice, pain when swallowing can indicate not only a cold and sore throat, but also problems with the thyroid gland.
3. Sudden jumps in weight in any direction without the absence of any reasons (diets, diseases, physical activity) can also be a symptom of a thyroid gland malfunction. Continue reading
Known sweeteners are honey and sugar. They are compared, determining which product is better. Sweet additives have common characteristics and are significantly different. What is more useful: honey or sugar? Each product has advantages and disadvantages. Let us examine what is common and different between them.
Honey and sugar are carbohydrates. Both have two sugars in their composition – glucose and fructose. The difference is in quantity. Honey contains 40% fructose and 30% glucose. In sugar – 50% fructose and glucose.
Glycemic index. This is a relative measure of the effect of carbohydrates in foods on changes in blood glucose. In sugar, it is higher, so its level rises faster when consumed. This is explained by a large amount of fructose content and the absence of trace elements. After consuming sugar, a sharp energy jump occurs. It is accompanied by a breakdown, causes fatigue, headache and reduces concentration.
Calorie content. In this indicator, honey is superior to sugar. It is more high-calorie: one tablespoon – 64 calories. There are 49 of them in sugar. But each of the sweeteners should be consumed in moderation to avoid weight gain, to prevent the development of chronic diseases and dental problems. Continue reading