Hey *|FNAME|* Today is Sugar Awareness Day
Sugar…..do do do dodoooo ohhh honey honey…. Did you know that Sugar is actually seen as an “energy food”…could this be anymore misleading?…There is enough evidence out there that White Sugar actually robs the body of B Vitamins, disrupts calcium metabolism and has an effect on the nervous system…..still want some sugar? Simple Carbs/SUGAR can cause drastic spikes of Blood Glucose Levels…Simple Carbs/ Sugars are refined and the body doesnt event recognise any benefits from them Glucose is the form of energy you were designed to run on…..every cell uses Glucose for energy
The more sugar you eat, the more effective your body is in absorbing it and the more you absorb, the more damage you do…..see?? You become “sensitized” to sugar as time goes on. Because sugar tastes good, it can be very difficult to avoid consuming excess amounts of it. Sugar is habit forming. It is addicting. And that can lead to all kinds of health problems. Sugar has absolutely no nutritional value. Consuming a lot of sugar is the equivalent of taking a daily fat pill.
Some Sugary Facts (based in US…but lets be honest we here in the UK are not too far behind now…) in 1700 the average person consumed about 4 pounds of sugar a year in 1800 the average person consumed about 18 pounds of sugar a year in 1900 the average person consumed about 90 pounds of sugar a year in 2009 the average person consumed about 180 pounds of sugar a year Sugar is in soft drinks, fruit juices, sports drinks,spreads, sauces and as mentioned before in most processed foods (all fibre has been removed from processed foods so there is no value to them at all) …any wonder the obesity epidemic is getting worse? Cereals, Coffee, Tea, Cakes….all comfort foods that were always meant as “treats” are now being part of peoples daily diet. Even worse…Sugar in excess can actually cause Hormonal changes in the body that will lead to overeating….and sometimes without you even realising Sugar will: Suppress the Immune System Increase inflammation Increase Blood Sugar levels (leading to Liver fatigue and possibly Diabetes) Increase risk/severity of Depression Want to feel better: Improve your nutrition and REMOVE (or at least cut down) your sugar intake SLEEP is key EXERCISE By doing all this you will soon find dont and wont “NEED” that sugar fix for energy 1 tsp of sugar gives the body the same reaction as a potato, but sugar is an ANTI Nutrient….so it doesnt really help the body in anyway!! Carbs from Veggies, Fruit and Grains contain more nutrients than from sugar….so its pretty much self explanitary Sugar is actually found in the majority of the “fat free” food you see out there now….lets be honest if its FAT FREE they have to add something to it to give it some taste….so FATE FREE = CHEMICAL SH*TSTORM!!
When you eat sugar it triggers production of the brains natural Opioids (a key ingredient in the addiction process) therefore when you eat sugar your brain becomes addicted to the release of Opioids…proving again that SUGAR ADDICTION is just as bad as Alcohol and Drugs…….(studies have shown this, Ive not just made it up) scary hey?? Thats why it is so hard for people to step away from the sugary, processed filled foods…because unknowingly they become addicted!! Sugar = bad health = unhappiness…..meaning sugar is actually an unhappy pleasure….not so appealing when you think of it like that is it. Ever had that daily fatigue/mid afternoon slump…what do most people reach for? A Sugary filled snack….adding to the adverse effects of Sugar and still believing that it will bring them some energy. Sugar will raise both Insulin and Leptin Levels and cause Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Weight Gain and Premature Ageing……not something I think any o us are looking for, I am sure you would agree.
SIMPLE SUGARS: Sucrose Found in the majority of processed foods. It contains NO vitamins or minerals so it robs from the body. Fructose Only “natural” when found in fresh fruits that contain all the Vits and Mins needed by us. 20 times sweeter than table sugar. The body metabolizes Fructose in a different way from Glucose and this burden of doing so lies with the Liver 120 cals of fructose results in 40 cals getting stored as FAT Interferes with brains communication with leptin…which results in overeating So all these “diet” and “low fat” packaged food you are buying are actually NO GOOD for you at all, they are jam packed full of simple carbs and sugars that provide no benefits and no nutritional value to you and your body….so DONT be fooled by the big LOW FAT Label plastered all over them. BE wise when choosing your meals….its not just about CALORIES!!! STEP AWAY FROM THE SUGAR CUBES