3 Reasons to Limit Sugar Consumption

By Virginia Laird

Do you have a love for all things sweet? If you are anything like me, you never pass up on chocolate. Time and time again this proves to be an issue for my health. Although sweets are tasty, there are many side effects to choosing to overdo it on the sweet shop. Research has long suggested that consuming too much sugar can wreak havoc on one’s overall health. A few reasons to choose to consume less sugar include:

  • Sugar consumption can lead to diabetes
  • Eating sweets is costly
  • Sugar promotes weight gain

Sugar Consumption Can Lead to Diabetes

Giving in to sugar cravings is a weakness that can be problematic for those struggling with diabetes as well. Many across the nation struggle with diabetes. It is a growing issue among adults as well as children. While there are many factors which contribute to the onset of this disease, sugar plays a huge role. Research suggests that reducing sugar consumption can decrease the odds of developing this issue.

Eating Sweets is Costly

Although eating candy and cookies is scrumptious and pleasing to the taste buds, it can prove to be costly. A candy bar costs more than a dollar each. If you are guilty of spending money at the vending machine while at work or stopping by the convenience store at some point during the day, you are most likely spending more than $50 monthly on candy. Cutting back on sugar can save plenty of cash.

Sugar Promotes Weight Gain

If you have ever had a thought in your mind to lose weight, giving up sugar can help do just that. Research suggests that those who indulge in sugar have a tougher battle with their waistline than those who choose to avoid consumption. If you are looking to drop a few pounds, giving up sugar can be a great place to begin. Research suggests those who cut out sugar more quickly see weight loss than those who do not. While giving up sugar may not be your first choice, it can prove to be most beneficial in the battle of the scale.

With these benefits staring you in the face it can be an easy choice to abstain from sugar. While the choice may be easy, carrying it out can prove to be more difficult. Good luck!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Surprise, Ariz.

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