Nothing Sweet About Sugar

The definition and context in which the word “sweet” is used varies in the type of sentence you put it into. Like “you are so sweet” meaning you said or did a kind act. Sweet can be used to describe the smell of a fragrance, like flowers or perfume or aha taste. The big one the sense of taste that we either run from or attract us like bears to honey.

Let’s face it; a huge number of the world’s population has some form of an addiction to sugar. Though we may want to deny it, let’s fire off a few questions to clear up any misconceptions on if you have an “addiction to sugar”

Have to have something sweet every day?

Have to have a pop, soda, or soft drink every day?

Can’t have coffee or tea without sugar?

Just need a sugar fix?

I am not about to attempt to try to change or start a petition to separate the word sweet from sugar, but think about the destruction sugar has inflicted on human kind bodies. Now, that won’t be such a bad idea after all huh!

Ok, besides the immediate gratifying taste what is one good benefit for sugar consumption to the body? Take as much time as you need, do as much research as you like, but there is absolutely nothing, nada good about this stuff.

All the glucose our blood needs is meant to be pulled from the nutrients we consume in the form of carbohydrates found in the fruits and vegetables we eat, not from processed sugars.

When it comes to sugar; we use too much and be known to us sugar is found in just about everything we consume; from breads, to salads in some fast food restaurants, to dressings, sauces, to microwave meals, to cough syrups and medications. Sugar in one form or another is an ingredient found in surprising places.

Google the following “sugar in the bloodstream” and you will be awakened to a world of nothing but negative affects of sugar consumption. Sure you may not see what it is doing internally right now, but it does show up eventually on the outside. Weight gain, bad teeth, low energy, and tired broken skin are only a few symptoms of the damaging effects of what the use of sugar can do to a body.

Health studies reveal that sugar depresses the immune system, raises the insulin level, which inhibits the release of growth hormones, and high blood pressure to name a few is sufficient information that should encourage us to consume less of it in our nutritional plan. Health studies conducted have proven that the consumption of sugars have been known to cause and contribute to over 20 negative affects on our health. Sugar is a huge contributor to weight gain, obesity, headaches, depression, acidic stomach, diabetes and the list goes on. So, we may not be able to 100 percent avoid all the processed sugars, but we can make the switch to cut back on our sugar intake by practicing the following

  • Get into the habit of reading labels and if sugar isn’t in sitting on the lower end of the ingredients list, don’t get it.
  • Avoid all together pop, soft drinks, and fruit juices unless you’re juicing your own.
  • Reduce or eliminate the use of sweeteners like corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, and pasteurized honey.
  • Consume more fresh fruit and vegetables and drink more water lots of it.

What will be the outcome? A healthier body inside and out and our organs will thank us; plus the added advantage of having more energy, feeling and looking better. So the bottom line is; let’s get into the habit of reading labels and make the decision to limit or reduce drastically the consumption of all forms of sugars from our lifestyle.