According to a study, people in Latin America eat sugar twice as the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends. Being the upper class the one who eats more products rich in sugar, but these products supply no nutrients and are considered as part of a poor diet.
Sugar consumption has tripled over the last 60 years. This explains that obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular diseases have increased, which can create severe conditions that could be avoided by stopping eating addictive sugar.
You are probably wondering, where does all this sugar come from if you only have your tea with one sweetener packet or a honey teaspoon, and perhaps once a day you eat a chocolate or some other craving. However, sugar is there, right in front of us, it is in cookies, bread, fried food, flour, and even in some products, you would not imagine, like ketchup, sauces, mustard, processed meat, and some other products, which is why overeating them is really easy.
To suddenly stop eating sugar is not just possible, but recommended to lose weight, improve health conditions, such as insulin resistance, or diabetes, and also to have a healthier and more balanced diet. You need to know that you cannot get comfortable just because the products you eat have a label saying “no added sugar” or, “less sugar”. The reality is, it is the same added and addictive sugar that gets stuck as fat in the body, and it can block arteries and cause other damages.
The major challenge is for the brain, given that sugar is addictive, its mechanisms are similar to the drug mechanisms; a dopamine surge produce comfort, and when cutting it off is common to feel depressed, with low energy, irritable, and this usually creates the myth that the body needs sugar. However, clinical evidence points out keeping sugar out from the diet has fast and overwhelming effects on the body composition, especially for people with overweight or obese, but even thin people can have the following benefits:
- A more stable blood pressure. Studies point out how sugar excesses, no salty ones, are the first cause of hypertension.
- A drop in blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Sugar raises LDL (bad) cholesterol and lowers HDL (good) cholesterol, in addition to raising triglycerides. All this together is related to cardiovascular diseases and heart attacks.
- A lower probability to have Alzheimer’s disease. Sugar excesses inhibit BDNF protein. This protein is key for the nervous system, it is associated with memory, short and long, memories, and brain health in general.
- It will improve wakefulness. Have you noticed how you feel tired after eating? This is due to the quick energy drop after a sudden energy increase induced by sugar due to orexins, a neuropeptide that regulates wakefulness, they are inhibited by sugar, and stimulated by amino acids coming from proteins.
If your path to quit sugar has too many difficulties and you feel like even though you try you cannot quit, look for Abrahamson Centre’s help. Our method has helped hundreds of people to eradicate the urge to eat sugar and addictive carbohydrates in just one session. It has improved their lifestyle by giving them back energy, vitality, and health.
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