Guilt-free chocolate? Is it possible? Yes, it is, says a new research.
With guilt-free chocolate, we no longer need to feel bad about ourselves after eating a huge bar of chocolate while watching Game of Thrones or My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. You will no longer have to restrict your diet after noticing that your jeans no longer fit you right anymore.
Although it’s not yet available, a guilt-free chocolate will have an enzyme that controls utilization of glucose and fats. But we’re just going to wait until the scientists from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre will finish their study.
These scientists discovered that a certain enzyme plays a role in controlling glucose and fat utilization, as well as detoxifying excess sugar from your cells. The enzyme, glycerol 3-phosphate phosphatase or G3PP, speeds up a chemical reaction in the body.
What’s so interesting about this enzyme is that it’s able to retain all the best things about sugar that your body needs while it limits the damage to your system.
When blood glucose reaches an abnormally elevated level, the G3PP also reaches its excessive levels. But an excess level of glycerol 3 phosphate can damage various tissues. The G3PP breaks down a great portion of the excess glycerol phosphate and turn it into glycerol. Then, the resulting product will be diverted to the outside of the cell. As a result, it protects the insulin producing beta cells of your pancreas.
This is indeed a very exciting discovery in terms of diabetes and obesity. The major issue in our society is that people take too many calories to what they can expend.
The researchers are hoping that their discovery could open more doors to new therapeutic ways to fight against type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Although the discovery is quite promising, the team emphasizes that they will have to perform a series of animal trials before the activators can be used to produce a guilt-free chocolate.
Source: Medical News