On the Sweet Side: The effects of Sugar on the Body

Did you know that:

The average North American eats an average of 10 pounds of sugar a month. This is about 30 tsp in one day. Refined sugar is 99.4% pure calories and therefore has no vitamins, minerals or proteins. Therefore 20% of the daily caloric intake of the average person is spent on sugar that has no nutritional value. How much sugar are you consuming? I think you would be surprised to realize the amount in a day you are injesting. Remember, sugar can be hidden in processed foods that you don’t even think about. For example, Ketchup is almost 50% sugar. So what does sugar do in our bodies?

We all think of Diabetes and sugar intake, but did you realize that the following conditions have also been linked to sugar:

1. Suppression of the immune system.

2. Mineral Deficiency: Calcium, Magnesium and Chromium)

3. Effects on blood fat levels: Cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL and HDL

4. In Children: Hyperactivity, anxiety and crankiness

5. Feeds cancer cells

6. Increases risk Bowel Disease, IBS and constipation

7. Yeast Infections

8. Arthritis

9. Gall stones and kidney Stones

10. Fatty liver

11. Increase blood pressure

12. Hormonal imbalance and disease

So here is your goal……Try cutting out sugar for 20 days and see how you feel. You can do it, just try.