Sunday, 6 November 2016

10 Things That Happen When You Quit Sugar

Would sugar by any other name be just as sweet? Short answer, yes. Regardless of the name of the sweetener, they’re all designed to serve the same purpose - to make food taste sweeter. The commercial food industry has trained us to prefer the taste of sugar, and to crave it. When we eat sugar, there is is a dopamine release that occurs in our brain and this dopamine release causes that have a ‘feel good sensation’. It is similar to the feeling you get when you fall in love, drink alcohol or use drugs. Sugar has been compared to cocaine in terms of how addictive the substance can be. So why would a food company want this sensation? So you eat more of it! 

The recommended daily intake is 9 teaspoons (38 grams) for men, 6 teaspoons (25 grams) for women, and 3-6 teaspoons (12-25 grams) for children. On average, individually, we consume 66 POUNDS of sugar annually! The average teenage boy consumes about 109 POUNDS annually! How did we let this sugar epidemic get so out of control? Because sugar is literally everywhere and it’s hidden in 74% of packaged foods. 

Sugar masquerades under many names. By last count, over 60 DIFFERENT NAMES! Some of the most common ones you may see listed are;
  • Agave syrup 
  • Caramel 
  • Coconut palm sugar 
  • Fruit juice concentrate 
  • Evaporated cane juice 
  • High fructose corn syrup 
  • Honey 
  • Malt syrup 
  • Maltodextrin 
  • Rice syrup solids 
  • Sucrose 
There are some naturally occurring sugars. Fructose is the sugar you find in fruits and vegetables, lactose is the sugar found in milk, and maltose is the sugar found in grains. Why is this important? Why should we know how much sugar we are consuming? Excess sugar has been linked to several different diseases and health conditions. From diabetes, to heart disease, even non-alcoholic fatty liver. Excessive sugar consumption is the leading contributor to obesity in adults and children.

What changes can you expect to see after to kick the habit of sweet cocaine?
  • Better dental health - sugar increases tooth decay and other dental problems such as unhealthy gums. 
  • Better sleep - you will start to experience less sleep disruptions. 
  • Improved digestive health - constipation, diarrhea and stomach cramping can occur when you ingest high amount of sugar. 
  • Protects your liver - excessive glucose and fructose is toxic to the liver, so your liver will begin to transform those sugars into fat. 
  • Healthier heart - when your liver changes sugar into fats, it will begin to release it into the bloodstream as triglycerides. This contributes to higher cholesterol levels and even heart attacks. 
  • More energy - we have become accustomed to reaching for sugar or refined carbohydrates for a quick refuel. Unfortunately, it is followed by that infamous ‘sugar crash’ - which leaves you just wanting a nap. 
  • Decreased risk of some cancers - sugar has been identified as a fuel that feeds cancers cells. Cancer cells absorb sugar about 10 times faster than healthy cells. 
  • Stable weight - no more fluctuating numbers on the scale. There appears to be a significant decrease in visceral fat when sugar consumption is decreased. 
  • Healthier looking skin - sugar has been linked to a cause of acne and cracking skin. It also damages the collagen and elastin in your skin, leading to those early wrinkles. 
  • Feel more satisfied - sugar consumption can cause resistance to leptin, the hormone that signals to your brain that you are full. 

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