3 Reasons You Should Shake Sugar Out of Your Diet

August 28, 2012
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It’s sweet, delicious and makes you feel so good! Unfortunately, sugar is also one of the primary reasons for obesity in the United States. As wonderful as sugar may taste, there are more reasons to cut sugar out of your diet than there are to keep consuming this contagious confection. Here are a few of the top reasons to give sugar the ol’ heavy ho.

It’s sweet, delicious and makes you feel so good! Unfortunately, sugar is also one of the primary reasons for obesity in the United States. As wonderful as sugar may taste, there are more reasons to cut sugar out of your diet than there are to keep consuming this contagious confection. Here are a few of the top reasons to give sugar the ol’ heavy ho.

1) Sugar supresses your immune system. When you consume high levels of sugar such as a candy bar or soda, the sugar in these foods slows your immune systems ability to react in ways that it usually able to. Eating these large quanities of sugar a few times a day is basically retraining your immune system to stay on stand by or to not do it’s job as designed. Supressing your immune system on a regular basis can lead to several physical disadvantages over time.

2) Sugar encourages glycation. When sugar is released in the body, it tends to attach itself to other parts of the bloodstream such as fats and proteins. When sugar gets hold of the bodies “parts” it has the ability to speed up the aging process. This increase in aging is not undoable and can lead to premature diseases and affect the way your skin, hair and teeth appear.

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3) Sugar increases insulin production. When you eat sugar, your body responds by releasing insulin from the pancreas to equalize the sugar that you comsumed, aka: a sugar rush. After so many “sugar rushes”, your body can respond in several different ways, one being that it just halts sending out insulin and if this happens, you then become an insulin reliant diabetic. 

Like anything you eat, consume sugar in moderation. Get regular physicals and have your blood levels tested often to make sure you are where you should be. Also, speak with your doctor about your daily eating habits to re-evaluate foods that may be harmful to your health.