Sugar Overload: A Poison To The Human Body
Synthetic fructose and sucrose used in most processed/packaged foods are poisons and are the single worst substance or chemical in the modern diet and responsible for the majority of health issues affecting mankind. The liver struggles to process synthetic fructose and sucrose effectively; therefore sugar is continually dumped into the blood, which raises the blood sugar levels. The pancreas continually secretes insulin in an effort to balance the sugar levels, however, it struggles to keep up with the demand for insulin, and therefore insulin resistance may develop. This may lead to type 2 diabetes and metabolic disorders.
Metabolic disorders are basically caused by the body’s inability to process sugar, which leads to all sorts of health issues:
- Cardiovascular Disease
Sugar provides calories with no nutritional benefit, in fact sugar can rob the essential nutrients and may damage your metabolism in the long term. Most processed foods contain synthetic sucrose and fructose, such as in cakes, pastries, lollies, condiments, breads and low fat dairy products. Every year our sugar consumption rises and we are fast becoming one of the fattest and unhealthiest nations in the world!
Limit Sugar Intake
Aspirebody recommends that we limit our intake as much as possible and learn to read the labels for hidden sugar. Our daily intake of sugar should come from sources such as fruit and vegetables where the sugar occurs naturally and has the added benefit of water, fibre and various micronutrients. So as a basic rule of thumb, if it grows on a tree or in the ground we can and should eat it. If it’s in a packet then leave it. The Australian Dietary Guidelines (2013) have however altered their stand on sugar intake from eat moderately to ‘limit’. If our purpose for doing this program is to become healthier with the added benefit of losing some of those unwanted kilos then we recommend cutting out all refined sugar, synthetic fructose and sucrose. This will be easier than you think when we teach you the healthy alternatives that you can have and you regain balanced blood glucose levels as the cravings will no longer be there.
To find out more information about the damaging effects of sugar please watch That Sugar Film. This can be found on youtube.
If you would like more information regarding the above content please call Helensvale Chiropractic Centre on 55737033
BY: Helensvale Chiropractic
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