Nowadays, sugar is practically added in everything: coffee, doughnuts, tea, cereal, juice, even bread, meat and ketchup.
Why is this? Well, it makes things taste better, of course.and creates an sugar addiction.Some studies have reported that sugar can be eight times more addictive than cocaine.
Fast-forward to today where sugar is everywhere. Adults and children alike crave sweets – soda, candy, ice cream, and so on.
Despite the insistent warnings of public health officials, many people continue to ingest extraordinary amounts of sugar.
Well, Americans are among the most obese people in the world, and are the most obese people in North America.
Currently, 35 percent of Americans are overweight. Among them,78 million adults and 13 million children deal with health repercussions from being overweight.
It is estimated that the average American adult is 26 pounds heavier now than in the 1950’s.
The human body isn’t designed to ingest a large amount of sugar. This relatively recent explosion in the amount of sugar consumption has created a health epidemic that affects millions of individuals.
Signs That Your Body Is In Sugar Shock
It increases blood sugar levels, which in turn primes our body to store more fat. Furthermore, sugar does little to nothing to create satiety, or feelings of fullness. The result is we consume more food and store more fat.
Cravings For Food
It is common for those that eat large amounts of sugar to indulge in their habit only to be hungry a short period of time later. Simply put, if one desires to feel full for a longer period of time, it is advisable to abstain from sugar.
This stimulation is short-term and leads to a “crash” that indicative of sugar’s suppressive effect on our metabolic system. Known as “reactive hypoglycemia,” a glucose (sugar) crash creates sudden feelings of fatigue after consuming a large amount of complex carbs.
Known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), excessive intake of sugar over a long duration of time can irreparably damage this vital organ.
Interestingly, sugar metabolizes in the liver the same way that alcohol does. As such, this can lead to fatty liver, insulin resistance and abnormal fat levels in the blood.
There are times when our cognitive faculties are not performing at a level necessary to perform daily tasks. This could be due to a number of reasons, and sugar is one of them. Many sugar products undergo heavy processing which, when consumed, create overall feelings of lethargy and periods of “brain fog.”
Sugar stimulates the release of free radicals, which adversely interacts with proteins in the body.
This interaction produces a chemical response that results in inflammation of the joints and other areas of the body.
Diabetes is an accurate representation of this reaction, as the condition’s myriad symptoms include painful inflammation.
The truth is that excessive intake of sugar is toxic. Anytime that a toxic substance is introduced into the complex entity that is the human body, many health problems can surface. This is the result of sugar directly or indirectly producing systematic, harmful responses in the body.
Many people diagnosed with diabetes visit the doctor with no other complaint than feelings of tiredness. Sugar can be the root cause of anything from obesity to impaired vision, from headaches to insomnia.
The only way to truly know for certain is to eliminate or severely restrict the amount of sugar that you ingest on a daily basis.
If nothing else, our bodies and minds will become much, much healthier as a result of NOT TAKING SUGAR!