Sugar is pretty scary!
Over the years, I have done extensive research on sugar and have discovered some troubling facts.
Personally, I have cut my intake drastically, and for the most part, doing so has changed my life and health dramatically.
I feel better, I’m leaner, and overall, my body’s metabolic function has improved immensely. I owe most of it to cleaning up my diet and subtracting mass amounts of sugar from my daily routine.
Let’s look at some facts…
Facts about sugar
- Sugar causes cancer – believe it or not, many studies and publications have proven this to be true.
- Sugar makes people fat! This also means that “fat” (saturated fat specifically) is not the troublemaker that the media has made it out to be. Too much sugar can equate to a giant midsection!
- Sugar can cause skin issues! Too many wrinkles? Well, you may be eating too much of the sweet stuff.
- Sugar has been linked to heart disease.
- Sugar is linked to acne.
- Too much sugar, specifically in the form of fructose, causes type 2 diabetes.
- Americans in particular consume about 150 pounds of sugar per person per year!
- Sugar can cause an alarming rise in triglycerides.
- Sugar can suppress the immune system.
Among many more! Read this if you’d like to further your knowledge on the overall effects.
Why is it that most people aren’t making this connection?
Every time I personally go into the grocery store I see people stacking sugar-laden items in their grocery baskets. These same people are also very unhealthy and overweight. There is an obvious connection that the majority of people aren’t making here, and that definitely needs to change.
Maybe it’s time that people begin to reassess their stance on sugar. After all, diseases like cancer and diabetes aren’t slowing down, they’re getting worse!
If you want to take a stand against sugar consumption, share this post! Who knows, you may save a life!
Thanks for reading these facts about sugar, and like always, feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I have many great tips and tricks to getting that sweet tooth under control!
Together, we can feel great!
Stay positive my friends!
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