We are used to believing that sugar is life. Letting go of sweets is a heresy for many of us. We believe the worst thing about diabetes is that you can’t have candy.
A few years ago, I couldn’t imagine letting go of sugar. It was all for me!
My whole world was about their sweet taste and the pleasure it brought. I was firmly convinced that life without sugar would not be worth living.
Later I found out that something was wrong, that I was too dependent on sweets. I did extensive research and eventually stopped eating sugar
Here are the main reasons for this.
Sugar is addictive. Your body loves it because of all the easy-to-consume calories it provides.
Sugar is very tasty and it is exactly what our brain wants and rewards. In the distant past, this was a solid strategy. Food was scarce and drawing on a rich source of energy meant surviving in a difficult environment.
Today it means obesity and diabetes, but we cannot explain it to our subconscious.
Furthermore, sweet taste is a sign of the food you can safely eat and we are learning it from our birth thanks to our mother’s breast milk. That’s right, it’s a little sweet because of the lactose it contains.
In short, sugar provides a killer combination that’s hard to resist and that brings you together once and for all.
Addiction isn’t the only danger of sugar. This substance is also responsible for the obesity epidemic that we have in our hands.
Did you know that by 2050 overweight people will make up the majority of the population? Well, sugar is responsible.
This is done in a rather complicated way. First, it makes your body more insulin resistant. This causes the pancreas to work harder every time you eat and produce more insulin, which stores most of the calories that come into your fat cells.
Secondly, the additional insulin blocks the “leptin” hormone, which signals to the brain that you have eaten enough. This makes you eat more because your body thinks it is starving. Note that this is partially true, since a serious part of your meal has been converted into fat.
Sugar also causes visceral fat, the most dangerous type that exists. There is a term “T.O.F.I.” which means “thin on the outside, fat on the inside”. This is a very serious condition as fat covered organs can fail at any time.
Diabetes and cancer
After all, sugar leads to deadly diseases. The first one is diabetes. As you know, sugar makes the body more insulin resistant. If you abuse sugar long enough, it becomes chronic.
In this case, your body loses the ability to process incoming food. Since most of the things you eat are converted to blood sugar before further processing, high insulin resistance means certain death. This is the point where people need insulin injections to survive.
Companies tell us that diabetes is inherited, and that’s partly true. Type 1 diabetes is caused by genes, but it is an absolute minority of cases. Most are type 2, which can be purchased perfectly if you don’t pay attention to the sugar intake.
The second threat associated with sugar is cancer. Numerous studies have shown that high sugar levels can lead to the development of cancer cells. It makes perfect sense because sugar is an excellent nutrient. If you have a lot of it in your bloodstream, your enemy will have the energy to survive and thrive.
Think about it when you eat that extra chocolate bar. Are you sure you want to take a risk? Especially considering many other health problems that sugar causes directly or indirectly.
I’m pretty sure we’ll learn more about the lethal effects of sugar on our health in the future. What you should do now is avoid sugar as much as possible because companies have made it a weapon against us.
Avoid all sweet drinks, stay away from processed foods as much as possible, and replace sweets with fruit. It will be difficult at first, but your body will thank you later.