Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 3-How Sugar Is A Slow Poison!
How is your sweet tooth challenge going? Anybody cheating out there? 😛 I am here to scare you a bit and the heading reveals what I am going to talk about! Yes, sugar when eaten in large quantities can have an effect that is similar to poison.
It is true that the body needs a certain amount of sugar for energy but the truth is that it has to come from natural food like fruits, veggies, milk, dates and raisins. Trying to get energy from sugar is almost suicidal as it damages the health more than narcotics.
We consume sugar many times more than we should. Do you know that one candy bar is loaded with the same amount of sugar that is present in 1.5 kilos of apples? The problem is that we get the sugar habit right in childhood and get so hooked on it that irreversible damage is already done.
How does sugar affect your health?
The awareness of the harmful effects of sugar is now growing. People are realizing that fact that they have to reduce their sugar intake to stay healthy. The list of the ill-effects of sugar consumption is endless and downright scary. High doses of sugar turn into toxins and lead to obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. But this is just the tip of the ice-berg, there are a lot more that simple sugar (white sugar, white flour, corn syrup, honey) can do to the body, right from asthma to mental illness. Moreover, it can cause cavities in your teeth and lead to other oral problems. Thanks to sugar, obesity is an ever growing epidemic.
Over-consumption of the anti-nutrient called sugar causes the body to use up its calcium, thiamine, potassium and chromium supplies. Sugar competes with vitamin C in the body. Without enough vitamin C, the immune system is severely affected. In a nutshell, sugar is a slow poison. It kills you but at a slow pace. It takes years to ruin the pancreas, adrenal glands and endocrine system. Had sugar been 10 times more dangerous we would never have touched it but since it is a slow poison we all relish it!
What is the way out?
So, sugar is bad for you and you need to find a solution to this problem. All your life you have been ingesting sugar in various forms, can you put a full stop to it all of a sudden? No, you cannot as this will cause withdrawal symptoms. You need to taper down its use in a gradual manner. Here is how to go about it. If you add 2 spoons of sugar in your glass of milk, you need to add one and a 3/4th for a week and then reduce to one and a half spoon. You have got to do this to get your system accustomed to the change. Chuck out all the high sugar sweets from your house. Eat foods rich in protein and B vitamins to minimise the cravings and keeping sugar levels stable. You need to avoid refined carbs such as white bread, white rice and pasta and eat complex carbs like oatmeal, brown rice and millets instead.
I know that it is going to be difficult but even after finishing the sweet tooth challenge just try to stay away from sugar as much as you can. Keep the intake extremely limited, try the method mentioned above and slowly come out of the sugar trap!
Will you curb your sugar intake after knowing that it is a slow poison?
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