If you are not, here are some important facts you should know.
Our standard diet is filled with refined sugar.The average north american family consumes about 22 teaspoons of sugar everyday.
Our children are consuming a whopping 32 teaspoons of refined sugar daily.
It is poising us and sometimes we don’t even know how much we are consuming.
The average can of soda has about 40 grams of refined sugar. That’s about 10 teaspoon.
Consider this finding from a recent research before you add another teaspoon of sugar to your coffee.
The average female should have no more that 6 teaspoon of sugar per day and the average male should no more the 9 teaspoons.
The sugar they studied was not the refined sugar or the high fructose corn syrup found in most foods. They studied the good sugar and this was the results.
Are you anywhere close to this guild line?
Over the pass 100 years sugar consumption person have jumped from 5 pounds per year to 150 pounds per year.
Why is this happening?
One explanation is that sugar is additive. Studies have shown that sugar cause the brain to release an opiate-like substance that activates the brain reward system.
You get a high from it…
This is the reason why you can experience withdrawal symptoms like fatigue, depression, headache, and achy limbs, when you try to quit using sugar.
Maybe kicking the sugar habit is worth the short term side effects because the long term effects are much worse.
Here is a list of what long term sugar consumption can cause:
Insomnia,dizziness,allergies,manic depression, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, hypoglycemia,colon & pancreatic cancer, obesity, tooth decay and type 2 diabetes.
It can exacerbate mood swings, irritability, personality changes, asthma, arthritis, heat disease, cholesterol, gall stones and endocrine problems.
Sugar can impair liver function, suppress your immune system and cause premature aging of the skin.
Sugar production is increasing and its getting cheaper to buy. As a result the global consumption of sugar is also increasing steadily.
I’m not a conspiracy theorist so I will not say that some people are really getting rich from killing us slowly.
But what I will say is that the information is available to you on what foods have refined sugar. And the good thing is that you have a choice not to buy them.
Did you know that some french fries have added sugar?
I encourage you to take your life seriously. Read the labels and cut back or eliminate the refined sugar from your diet. Because when you look at the disadvantages of using refined sugar you will realize that the sweet stuff is not so sweet after all.
To your health