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3 Reasons to Give Up Sugar

By Virginia Laird

There are millions who struggle with the consumption of sugar. For many, it is a substance that has created an addiction, much like coffee. The need for something sweet can be completely overwhelming for those with this issue. There are others who simply enjoy the tasty goodness of a sweet treat and prefer to consume more than they should. No matter which type of sugar lover you are, it is important to know that choosing to consume too much is bad for your health. A few reasons you should seriously consider reducing your consumption (or giving it up) include:

  • Too much sugar leads to diabetes
  • Consuming too much sugar can cause weight gain
  • Sugar crash is real

Too Much Sugar Leads to Diabetes

Consuming a great deal of sugar complicates things for the body. Millions struggle with diabetes on a daily basis. This is a battle of the body processing sugar correctly. For those suffering with this disease, it does not take much sugar to put your body over the edge. At times, consuming too much sugar can land a diabetic in the hospital with serious complications. If you are one who suffers with this diagnosis, now is the time to begin taking control of your sugar consumption. 

Consuming Too Much Sugar Can Cause Weight Gain

Those who are looking to manage their weight should look closely at their diet. Research has long indicated that consuming too much sugar can lead to weight gain. Likewise, those who eliminate sugar altogether may find that losing weight can become easier. If you are one who loves to eat sweet treats but struggle to manage your weight, now is the time to begin reducing how many sweet treats you eat each week.

Sugar Crash is Real

Although there are many who may not recognize the symptoms of sugar crash, it is a real issue. A sugar crash happens when you consume so much sugar that you reach a high. As the sugar wears off, the body rapidly crashes, becoming exhausted and losing its ability to focus. This can cause irritability, exhaustion, and other health issues. To avoid a sugar crash it is best to limit your sugar consumption.

With these tips in hand, you are now ready to begin managing your sugar consumption. 

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

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