Even More Shocking Facts About Sugar…
I don’t know about you, but I’ve already been trained by everything I read about healthy eating to see “sugar” as a “five-letter, four-letter word.”
You’ve heard for years that eating too much sugar isn’t good for you.
Just when I think I’ve heard everything bad I can hear about sugar in our food, though, I learn something else.
The bad news about sugar just doesn’t stop…
Sugar, as added to many of the processed foods and sugary sodas we drink, raises your body’s insulin levels and has punishing effects on your body’s systems.
According to the Harvard School of Public Health, when sugar is introduced to your body, your pancreas produces insulin, which allows your body to absorb that sugar for energy or for storage.
That “storage” is fat.
Many foods high in sugar contain no fat and are thus labeled as “fat free foods,” but that sugar is just STORED as fat if it isn’t burned up for energy.
The problem is that if you keep inundating your body with sugar, you increase your risk of:
- Heart Disease
- … and drastically low energy levels!
What’s more, these risks aren’t speculation.
They’re acknowledged by the Centers for Disease Control.
Here’s what you may NOT know…
Excess Sugar Can Cause Heart Attacks…
Studies show that high sugar levels help prompt your liver to produce more bad cholesterol, which increases your risk of heart attack.
A study in the JAMA Internal Medicine of 40,000 people found that those with the highest sugar intakes increased their risk of heart attacks by a whopping 400%!
This means that breakfasts that are high in sugar (such as donuts and Danishes, for example) are much worse for you than, say, high-protein meals to start the day.
(When you sit down and think about it, eating most baked goods are WORSE than eating a candy bar for breakfast! Look at the sugar content in grams and the calorie count.)
We are inundated with sugar-bomb snacks containing hundreds of empty calories.
In fact, more than two thirds of Americans consume ten percent of their daily calories through sugar… and ten percent of them consume a staggering 25 percent of their calories in sugar!
This is because we, as Americans, are addicted to this drug called sugar.
Sugar is a Drug…
Sugar is a drug and was once treated as such, doled out sparingly when cooking.
In fact, sugar has the same effect on your brain’s pleasure centers as certain recreational drugs like opiates do.
In laboratory studies, scientists manage to make rats so addicted to sugar that they (the rats, not the researchers…) got the shakes and started to freak out (whatever that looks like for a rat) when the sugar was taken out of their diet.
The fact is that when you try to take sugar out of your diet, you’re going to feel the effects.
Much like when you stop drinking sugared-up coffee in the mornings, you will feel headaches and other body problems when you take this stuff out of your body and out of your daily consumption.
This is because your body longs for the drug, and this is the cycle of addiction that keeps many people on sugar long after they know it is bad for them.
It takes your body several days to adjust to lower amounts of sugar in your diet.
Once you do, though, you’ll find high levels of sugar distasteful, which will help keep you on the right track.
Sugar Makes You Fat…
According to the Rodale News, too much sugar also interferes with your body’s ability to feel “full” when eating.
This causes you to eat much more than you otherwise would.
Extra sugar, as we’ve said, is stored as fat in the body, so the connection is obvious.
The more sugar you eat, the more you eat, period, and the more of those empty calories you consume, the more fat you store on your body.
That’s one of the many reasons SlimTea helps you shed body fat.
Get rid of sugary drinks and unnecessary ‘sweets’ in your life.
For instance, replace sugared coffee with SlimTea, which is all natural and requires no additional sugar.
Your body will thank you for the health benefits… and your life will be better overall for it.