The Sugar Nightmare

 

 

It really is such Sugar Poisona strange world we live in.

We spend billions on health care, yet companies still continue to load food with sugar which is so unbelievably detrimental to everybody’s health.

Why do they do this?

Because it is addictive and it SELLS. Pure and simple.

 

It’s virtually impossible to escape from foods that don’t contain ‘hidden’ sugars in them. Without a doubt it counteracts us trying to live more healthier lives.

A few examples of food with ‘hidden’ sugar include:

  • Flavoured yoghurts
  • Honey and other natural sweetners
  • Muesli and snack bars
  • Breads (particularly hamburger rolls)
  • Dried fruit
  • Sauces and Marinades

And of course the more obvious foods that have sugar such as our tea and coffee, children’s cereals (how are Froot Loops food exactly?), cakes, lollies and of course those addictive soft drinks.

 

SugarBLAH! SO MUCH SUGAR!!

 

Fruit has vitamins, minerals and fibre along with natural sugars which are obviously much healthier than processed sugar snacks. It is still not worth overdoing it though..

 

Why Go Through The Withdrawals Of Quitting Sugar?

Well, err.. your long-term health? Here are a few more reasons..

 

1. Your Brain Will Tell You That You’re Actually Full!

By eating foods that have a lot of added sugar, your brain can’t tell if you are actually full or not. Sugar sends your hormones a little crazy so they don’t work properly. Eating foods with large amounts of added sugar means that the fructose found in these foods mucks up your body and it thinks that you have not eaten at all!

 

Brain Stomach Cartoon

 

 

2. Stay Young!Young Woman

Scientists from the Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands, and Unilever in the UK, measured the blood sugar levels of 600 men and women aged between 50 and 70. They then showed photographs of these people to a board of 60 independent assessors and found that those with higher blood sugar looked older than those with lower blood sugar. In fact for every 1mm/litre increase in blood sugar, the perceived age of that person rose by five months.

 

Yipiz

 

3. Easier To Lose Weight

Without feeling hungry it’s much faster to lose weight by quitting sugar. The actual addiction for those sugary foods may last for a while, but the weight will start to drop off immediately.

 

 

 

 

Chronic Conditions

4. Can Help Chronic Conditions

Many specialists and nutritionists tell patients with autoimmune disease and other chronic conditions to quit sugar. Some believe that processed sugar might even be the reason some of these diseases exist at all!

 

 

A Sweet Treat To Quit Sugar!

Sarah WilsonOne person who has given up sugar is author and TV presenter Sarah Wilson. She reveals her secret weapon to how she quit on her blog here:

“Now I have a cup of this: Miessence Berry Radical. It’s a powder made by Australian company Miessence (I’ve mentioned this company before – the most reputable organic cosmetics makers in the world). It’s a convincingly rich hot chocolate substitute, with no sugar. Actually, it’s no substitute. It’s the real deal. I add a teaspoon of the stuff to hot water with a splash of full-cream milk and it’s the most zingy, satisfying thing ever. I’ve added it to a pot of chai herbs and spices, too. Miessence recommend making it with coconut milk!”

 

 

You can quit sugar. It’s not good for you. You are worth it.

Be Healthy. πŸ™‚

 

 

 

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Comments

6 thoughts on “The Sugar Nightmare

  1. Hey Eliane – me too! I once tried the ‘Fit For Life’ diet and only had fruit for breakfast. Felt amazing! Yes, sugar is very addictive. πŸ™

  2. With two little kids, it’s shocking how sugar is in ALL of the products marketed to kids. Great article on why we can’t fall into the marketing trap.

    • Hi Tenielle I feel exactly the same way with my little girl. It is literally making us sick in the long-term. Thanks for visiting! πŸ™‚

    • Hey Summer – thankyou for stopping by. Yes sugar does mess with the brain – I’ve heard it’s as addictive as cocaine but I’m not sure if that’s true? πŸ™

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