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What does Sugar do to the Body and how can we Avoid Sugar?

Updated: Mar 3, 2023

Sugar is a simple carbohydrate that provides our bodies with a quick source of energy. However, consuming too much sugar can have negative effects on our health.



Excessive sugar intake can lead to weight gain, as the excess calories from sugar are stored as fat in the body. This can increase the risk of obesity and related health issues, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and some forms of cancer.


Sugar can also have a negative impact on our oral health, as it can promote tooth decay by feeding the bacteria in our mouth that cause cavities.


In addition, sugar can cause spikes in blood sugar levels, which can lead to insulin resistance, especially in the presence of dietary and body fat in the muscles; and eventually to type 2 diabetes.


Consuming large amounts of sugar can also increase inflammation in the body, which has been linked to a range of chronic diseases, including heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer's disease.


It's important to limit our sugar intake and to choose healthier sources of carbohydrates, such as whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. By reducing our sugar intake and maintaining a healthy diet, we can help to protect our health and promote longevity.


Here are some tips for reducing sugar intake:

  1. Read food labels: Sugar is often hidden in processed foods, so it's important to read food labels and be aware of the different names for sugar, such as corn syrup, fructose, and maltose.

  2. Choose whole foods: Focusing on whole, unprocessed foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, can help to reduce sugar intake naturally.

  3. Limit sugary drinks: Soft drinks, fruit juices, and other sweetened beverages are often high in sugar and can contribute significantly to our daily sugar intake. Try switching to water, unsweetened tea, or low-fat milk instead.

  4. Cook at home: Cooking and preparing meals at home allows you to control the amount of sugar you consume. When eating out, choose dishes that are made with whole foods and avoid those that are heavily processed or contain added sugars.

  5. Satisfy sweet cravings with fruit: Fruits contain natural sugars and can be a healthier alternative to processed sweets. Try eating a piece of fruit when you have a sweet craving or add berries to your morning oatmeal or yogurt.

  6. Reduce your overall added sugar intake gradually: Rather than going cold turkey, gradually reducing your added sugar intake over time can make it easier to stick to and help you develop a healthier relationship with sugar.

  7. Reduce your overall added sugar intake gradually: Rather than going cold turkey, gradually reducing your added sugar intake over time can make it easier to stick to and help you develop a healthier relationship with sugar.

  8. You can replace sugar with Xylitol, which is good for your teeth & contains half of the calories as real sugar. Or you can replace it with coconut sugar and molasses that have are low-calorie and have a low glycemic index; they are also highly nutritious

  9. Other healthier natural options with lower glycemic index are coconut sugar and molasses that are rich in minerals.

Remember, reducing sugar intake is about finding a healthy balance that works for you and your lifestyle. The key is to make small, gradual changes that can have a big impact on your health and well-being over time.


Recently, there's bad news for those who replace sugar with Swerve, stevia and Erytritol as they have been proven to cause significant blood clot, stroke and heart attacks: https://www.cnn.com/2023/02/27/health/zero-calorie-sweetener-heart-attack-stroke-wellness


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