Sugar is in many of the processed foods we eat and too much of it can cause health problems and can be the reason for so many people in the USA being diabetic and having metabolic syndrome. Problems such as heart disease and inflammation are often driven by sugar. In today’s covid19 epidemic, having metabolic syndrome with insulin resistance puts you at a much higher risk of mortality.
Sugar is addictive, it tastes good and it activates the dopamine response in the reward area of the brain.
Getting past a sugar addiction can be difficult, especially since many people experience withdrawal symptoms such as headaches and a loss of energy.
Going cold turkey is the best way to get past sugar addiction and its cravings effect on how much you eat.
I found this great blog that discusses the health benefits of getting off sugar, how to do it, and what you may experience along the way. Check it out.
What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Eating Sugar
Fighting those cravings is life-changing—literally.
By DominoKristin Limoges
Sugar is a cruel, cruel mistress—it’s delicious and addictive, but it’s not doing you any favors. Aside from causing weight gain, increased consumption of refined sugar increases the risk of insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, and can impact cognitive function and memory, says best-selling author Sara Gottfried, M.D.
It turns out your daily afternoon sugary treat not only gives you major brain fog—according to author David Wolfe, it also accelerates aging.
It may seem daunting, even impossible, to remove processed sugar from your diet, but understanding all the extraordinary things that happen when you cut it out can empower you to kick the habit. Keep reading.