Sugar.... the hidden culpruit to most if not all of our health issues. But, its oh so addicting. According to brain scans sugar is as addicting as cocaine. The average american consumes 150 lbs of sugar a year!
Kick the Sugar and Reclaim Your Health!
Sugar is almost everywhere. It’s not only in our pastries and desserts, but it’s also in our coffee, in our soup, even in salad dressings! Start reading labels and look for the hidden sugars. You will be shocked what sugar is hiding in.
Sugar robs the body of nutrition. It can rot your teeth and cause fatty deposits to build up in your liver. It’s the main cause of cellulite, body fat, and metabolic issues. Sugar also creates an acidic environment in the body, which leads to disease. Do you know what cancer loves to feed off of? Yep....Sugar
Sugar causes inflammation in the body which hardens collagen in the skin. Ditching the sugar softens fine lines and reduces bags under your eyes.
So you can see why it would be important to kick sugar to the curb and swap it out for healthier alternatives.
Now, I’m not about deprivation. Not in the least. I like a sweet treat as much as the next person. But I make sure that what I’m eating isn’t going to negatively impact my health, so I make sure that any treats I’m eating are sweetened with a healthy sweetener, like honey or maple syrup, or natural sugar substitute, like stevia or xylitol.
Once you start switching to healthy sweeteners and low-sugar substitutes, you’ll notice that you have fewer and fewer cravings for sugar. You’ll also find that you’re tasting the natural sweetness of fruits and vegetables without needing to put anything on top of them.
When you have a sugar craving take a second and think about where the craving is coming from. Are you really craving sugar? Is there something deeper that needs to be fed? Sometime we have intense sugar cravings when we are tired or in need of some TLC. To help kick sugar to the curb incorporate veggies and fiber in your diet. When we feel satisfied and full we do not desire the sugar.
Getting off of sugar will help you to ditch the afternoon energy crash, stabilize your blood sugar, look younger, and create a more alkaline environment that your body will thrive in.
What will you swap out these week for a healthier, low-sugar or sugar-free alternative