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3 Reasons You Need to Quit Your Sugar Addiction

By Virginia Laird

Addiction is a real problem. While there are many who believe that addiction is only concerning as it relates to pain medication, smoking, and alcohol, this is not the case. Any addiction that controls your ability to function can be a huge health concern. For millions, this includes sugar. For those who have a sweet tooth, the thought of giving up sugar can be completely ridiculous. However, there are plenty of health benefits available to you as you reduce your sugar consumption. A few reasons you should consider taking control of your sugar addiction include:

  • Sweet treats can lead to weight gain
  • Sugar crash is hard on the body
  • Too much sugar can cause poor health

Sweet Treats Can Lead to Weight Gain

There are many reasons for weight gain, among them the consumption of sugar. Health and wellness experts admit that many simply do not look closely at their diet to realize how much of this substance is being consumed. For many who would like to shed a few unwanted pounds, the answer can be as simple as reducing your sugar consumption. Sugar adds a ton of empty calories to your diet. If you are serious about your weight loss, rather than reaching for candy or cookies the next time you have a hankering for something sweet, try a piece of fruit or yogurt. 

Sugar Crash is Hard on the Body

Sugar crash is real and hard on the body. Those who have ever experienced a sugar crash know firsthand how detrimental it can be to your ability to think clearly and function properly. A sugar crash occurs when you consume too much sugar and the body cannot handle its effects. As the sugar wears off, the body becomes extremely exhausted to the point that it cannot function. The best way to prevent this from happening to you is to limit the amount of sugar you consume. Many suggest that limiting yourself to one treat each week can be beneficial.

Too Much Sugar Can Cause Poor Health

Although sugar is quite tasty, there are a plethora of negative side effects which can affect your health. Consuming too much sugar can increase your chances of developing diabetes. For those who already suffer with diabetes, too much sugar can lead to drastic complications, including hospitalization. Too much sugar has also been linked to heart disease, as well as high blood pressure. To avoid these health issues from taking over your life, begin looking at your sugar consumption right away. 

Now is the time to take your health seriously and start reducing your addiction to sugar today. 

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

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