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3 Reasons Sugar Can Be Bad

By Virginia Laird

Have you ever wondered if there is any truth behind the multiple campaigns suggesting sugar is bad for the body? If you are anything like me, you may have a sweet tooth and such news can put a damper on your eating habits. There may be some truth to the claims. More people are advocating life without sugar. There is a great deal of research suggesting that sugar can be more harmful than anyone could have ever imagined. There are many facts to consider when keeping sugar in your diet. More increasingly, it is necessary to actually consider removing the tasty goodness from your life.

Sugar Slows You Down

As a person's blood sugar level changes up or down, it can cause a person to feel tired. Many experience extreme exhaustion, causing a need for a nap. As the blood sugar levels are maintained, it actually allows the body to continue to work with energy and clarity. People selecting more protein and veggies can experience a surge of energy post meal, and not a food coma.

Sugar Can Help You Gain Weight

When the body processes sugar, it stresses the body out. This stress causes the body to produce more insulin while neglecting the hormones that regulate weight. Sugar consumption can also cause the body to be more hungry, causing a need for the eating of extra calories to feel full. Metabolism is another function of the body affected by consuming too much sugar.

Sugar Causes Diabetes

Although it goes without saying, too much sugar consumption can lead to diabetes. There is an increase in type 2 diabetes in the nation. This is due, in part, to the increase of sugar in the diet. All too often, people choose to hit the drive-thru windows for dinner and grab a soda, or grab donuts for breakfast in the mornings. These are full of sugar.

Reducing your sugar intake can help improve your health. It is important to take an active role in bettering your health and the health of your family. Although cutting sugar completely out of your diet can be difficult, reducing the amount in your diet is manageable. Next time you plan your meal calendar for your family, consider reducing the amount sugar, juice and soda. Hope you and your family can reap the benefits of cutting sugar from your diet and love your new lifestyle!

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in St. Charles, Mo.

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