Hardly anyone wants to believe the severity of damage from sugar, but the truth is it’s catastrophic. We are abusing our body 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. The sugar makes us crave stuff like nicotine, alcohol and drugs, bringing up another can of worms “quiting 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 in a cellular level.
The recommended daily allowence for a women is 6 teaspoons and 9 teaspoons for a man. Most people consume up to 10x the recommended daily allowence. This means 1sweet tea or Soda (any sugared drink) has already put you past your recommended daily allowence. There is an article @ Healthline.com That list 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.
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.