How to sweeten your life without sugar

Craving something sweet?

 You may want to think twice before having that DONUT!  

Americans are consuming far too much sugar and it is having a big negative impact on our lives.  Table sugar is a carbohydrate composed of sucrose and glucose and is considered an “added” sugar.  This added sugar is in about 75% of packaged foods.  As you are probably aware there are many serious health effects from all of this extra sugar consumption.  Humans used to get all their sugar the natural way: from plants.  That is not the case anymore.

Sugar causes health problems

Most plants do contain sugar and this is the healthiest way to consume it.  One major problem with sugar is that it creates physical highs but it also creates lows which affect our mood.  Sugar crashes affect our emotions and physical well-being, sometimes dramatically, which can have adverse affect on our relationships.  Other health effects include:  diabetes, tooth decay, being overweight, heart disease, fatty livers, inflammation and sleep disruption to name just a few.  Sugar is not conducive to a happy and healthy life!

Feel better without processed sugar

Primarily processed foods and the obvious sources like dessert and soft drinks.  Will I feel better if I avoid sugar?  Absolutely!  You will reduce your risk of the many health problems listed above as well.  Do I have to avoid all sugar?  No you do not.  But it’s crucial to be aware of hidden sugar in processed foods.  Read labels and avoid the obvious sugar traps.  Eat fruits, vegetables and whole grains.  Eat out less.  Try it for ten days.  Many people report a great improvement in the quality of their lives.      

Ironically, though it is sweet and enjoyable in the moment, sugar is souring the quality of our lives.  The good news is that we do have control over how much sugar we eat.  Are you ready to live a happier, healthier life?  Check out these results below from people who have eliminated sugar from their diets.  In just ten days scientific studies have shown these health benefits:

  1. a decrease in blood pressure
  2. lower triglyceride levels
  3. lower LDL
  4. better moods
  5. better sleep
  6. better memory and learning ability
  7. no energy slumps

As you can see quitting processed sugars is one of the best things you can do for yourself and others.  

Imagine how sweet your life can be without sugar!  Picture a thinner you, feeling better, having more energy and sleeping better.  Additionally, you will get more out of your relationships because you don’t experience the sugar crashes which can leave us so irritable.  I challenge all of us to take the 10 day sugar elimination diet and see how we feel at the end of it.