Comparing drugs to ” Sugar” what ?
Barely anyone wants to believe the severity of damage from sugar, but the truth is it’s catastrophic. We are abusing our bodies with drugs because sugar is found in almost everything we drink and eat. Sugar like a drug has no nutritional value and does not have proteins, minerals, or vitamins. Furthermore, our bodies crave it, we even get a withdrawal when we quit using it. So “Sugar is a drug.”
We turn to Ice cream, cookies, and even chips when we are sad and blue. We get a craving for a candy bar, our favorite shake. We finish our meals with dessert. These are the same behaviors we have when consuming alcohol, drugs, and even nicotine.
I read an article called the “sugar detox” by the people’s chemist, the article stated that heroin was easier to quit. “Wow” he has also stated sugar ages us. More important he talks about how it triggers receptors in the brain. Sugar makes us crave stuff like nicotine, alcohol, and drugs, bringing up another can of worms “quitting smoking, drinking or drugs” can be much harder when we are feeding our bodies “Sugar”.
There are different forms of sugar one being high fructose corn syrup used in many products. This has been linked to “Fatty liver” The effects are devastating to our bodies by promoting inflammation, Obesity, type 2 diabetes, and even heart disease. Inflammation and insulin resistance leads to certain cancers. There have even been studies linking sugar to depression. Let’s not forget the fact it increases aging at a cellular level.
The recommended daily allowance for a woman is 6 teaspoons and 9 teaspoons for a man. Most people consume up to 10x the recommended daily allowance. This means 1 sweet tea or Soda (any sugared drink) has already put you past your recommended daily allowance. There is an article @ Healthline.com That lists the 56 most common names for sugar. This is a must-read article.
Bottom line we need to cut back on sugar. For our health and the health of our families.
I have read fatty liver disease has become quite common this day and time. I feel like our eating habits have gotten so out of control.
I am researching ways to help heal some of the damage to our liver. Check back, I am hoping my findings will help you too. For now the best thing to do for our liver is to cut way back on the sugar we put into our bodies.
Did you know when doctors are in medical school they are not required to take nutrition?seems to me that the effects of food on our bodies would be of great importance, but nutrition has changed so much, and genetically modified foods were not as much apart of our daily lives. GMOs now that’s a whole other can of worms that I will be writing about!
I am not a doctor in any way , however I do a lot of research but you should always check with your doctor when making changes that may effect you.
So what are your thoughts? Please let me know! Have a blessed day! Remember to eat right, get adequate sleep and give thanks to your higher power.