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Here's Why You Need to Kick Your Sugar Habit

By Virginia Laird

With health becoming a major focus for both children and adults, it is high time that you understand the ramifications of consuming too much sugar. While it can be pleasing to the tongue, it is accompanied by a great deal of harmful side effects. Still, there are many who choose to constantly overconsume sugar. A few reasons health and wellness experts suggest you give sugar the boot include:

  • Sugar can be addictive
  • Consuming too much sugar can lead to health issues
  • Too much sugar can cause weight gain

Sugar Can Be Addictive

Although there are many who doubt the research, there is plenty which suggests that sugar can be extremely addictive. This is especially difficult for those who suffer with a sweet tooth. When the body gets used to consuming sugar too frequently, there are drastic effects when you decide to cut back. These can be similar to that of withdrawal. Many report suffering with extreme headaches. To avoid this, it is suggested that you cut the habit slowly. Now is a great time to begin reducing your sugar consumption.  

Consuming Too Much Sugar Can Lead to Health Issues

While it is discussed less than other health issues, sugar can lead to many health wrecking problems. Some include diabetes, heart problems, blood pressure issues, and much more. Health and wellness experts admit that many of these issues are irreversible and can have serious implications to overall wellness. These health issues can lead to more time and money spent at the doctor's office. Rather than spending money at the doctor, start protecting your bank account and your health by reducing your sugar consumption.

Too Much Sugar Can Cause Weight Gain

Research has long suggested that there is a link between weight gain and sugar consumption. For this reason, experts suggest that those who want to drop a few pounds should reduce or cut out sugar. This can prove to be a struggle for those who have long relied on this substance. Health and wellness experts suggest that cutting back slowly can be the best way to successfully kick the habit. Some admit that limiting such consumption to one sweet treat per week can be successful.

It is never too late to begin putting your health first. Start today limiting your consumption of sugar.

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

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