You add it to your morning cup of coffee or tea. You bake it into pastries, cakes, and cookies. You even sprinkle it all over your breakfast cereal or your morning porridge for added ‘flavour.’ It also lurks in almost all processed so called ‘health foods’, including breads, meats, and even your favourite condiments.
Research shows sugar is one of the most damaging substances that you can consume… we tell you why:
Sugar accelerates the ageing process.
Sagging skin, stretch marks, wrinkles, loss of hair can all be accelerated with a high sugar diet. Sugars circulating in the body, attach themselves to proteins which then complete a process called glycation. This process reduces the skin’s elasticity, deteriorates organs and arteries. The more sugar in your blood, the faster the ageing process takes.
High sugar levels lead to mood swings, fatigue, headaches and more cravings.
Spiking blood sugar levels by eating foods rich in sugar often leads to mood swings, fatigue, headaches and cravings for more sugar.
Cravings set the stage for a cycle of addiction where every new hit of sugar makes you feel satisfied for the short term but, a few hours later, results in more cravings and hunger. However, those who avoid sugar tend to express more sustained levels of energy and vitality.
Connection between sugar levels and cancer.
There are studies out there showing there is now an increasing chance that high sugar levels in the body are connected with cancer.
Sugar increases the risk of weight gain, obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
Studies have shown that the more sugary foods a person consumes, the higher their risk obesity, developing diabetes and heart disease.
Sugar effects immune function.
Studies on animals have shown that sugar suppresses the immune response systems. Bacteria and yeast feed on sugar and that, when these organisms get out of balance in the body, infections and illness are more likely to occur.
Sugar causes Teeth to decay
Sugar takes an acidic process when it is digested through the mouth and sugar on the teeth has a rotting effect. So if you hate the dentist, stay away from a sugary diet as much as possible!
Sugar affects behaviour and mental health of children
Sugar has a profound impact on children. Studies conducted by scientists and schools around the world where sugar has been removed from a child’s diet has led to increases in a child’s learning, their test scores, their attention in-class and their relationship with the teachers and other students.
Sugar increases stress levels
When under stress our stress hormone levels increase; these hormones help us with our ability to deal with tricky situations. Usually these hormones are called into action when our blood sugar levels are low. But when we spike our blood sugar, our blood sugar rises and falls so quickly, that when it falls, our body is tricked into thinking that blood sugar levels are low and releases more of these stress related hormones. These hormones do give us a quick energy boost, however, they leave us feeling anxious and shaky, and can increase stress overall.
Sugar can cause gum disease, which increases the risk of heart disease.
There is increasing evidence to show that infections in the gums lead to heart complications and disease. These infections can be caused by an increase in blood sugar in someone’s diet.
Sugar can deteriorate your eyesight
Blurred vision develops rapidly is caused by high blood sugar levels. High blood sugar causes the lens of the eye to swell, which changes your ability to see. The changing of the lens naturally throws off vision.
In cases of diabetes, high sugar levels can deteriorate nerve endings inn the eyes and can lead to permanent eye damage.
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