We all know sugar is bad for us. It’s kind of a no-brainer.
But I’m not just talking cookies and cakes, sugar is everywhere!
It’s easy to forget just how pervasive sugar is and that it hides in many, many products on supermarket shelves. Do you know how much sugar is in ketchup?
If it’s not sugar, then its sugar’s favorite pal, high fructose corn syrup, which is juts as bad.
One BIG problem is that we have been led to believe that low-fat is best. However, when you pick up a “low-fat” product you’ll see the fat has been replaced by sugar (or even worse, fake sugar!).
Do you know what ends up happening to sugar in the body?
It turns to fat!
So, watch out for packages claiming to be “Fat-free” and “low-fat.”
Another problem is that sugary foods leave you wanting more and more. It creates an addiction. You can see how this creates a snowball effect and the packing on of extra pounds.
Besides turning to fat, sugar causes a host of other problems including: inflammation, diabetes, coronary heart disease, tooth decay, and so on.
If you need more convincing, check out this list of 113 ways sugar can ruin your health.
I’m not saying you should never eat another cookie again. But let’s be aware of what is in the food we are eating. Let’s choose when to eat sugar and when not to. Make it an occasional treat instead of a daily indulgence.
If you want a flatter stomach, this is key!
Check out this video on 60 minutes for a little insight into sugar’s destructive power:
And read this article for some more details: Fat, not glucose, is the preferred fuel for your body.
As an aside, I recently realized that I was addicted to sugar. Even natural sugar, is sugar! I am on my third day of no-sugar! I told myself I would not eat it for a month and see what happens.
Want to join me?