How and Why To Stop Sugar Addiction - Karen Salmansohn

How and Why To Stop Sugar Addiction

How and Why To Stop Sugar Addiction
As you might already know, I’m a late in life mom- and on a mission to live to 100. I wrote a longevity book called LIFE IS LONG – which is loaded up with cutting edge knowledge about how to protect against age-related diseases and dementia. In the book I write about the dangers of sugar. 

Think you’d be able to spot a sociopath a mile off?

Think again.

This one comes on super sweet and he’s quite irresistible. He’s often the life of the party. Women indiscriminately want to bring him home.

This dangerous two-faced sweetie is called Sugar.

Most of us already know that this candy coated deviant is responsible for all kinds of trouble: tooth decay, obesity and hormone imbalance.

But did you know that Sugar also wreaks havoc with your liver, increases your risk of getting cancer and puts you on a path to diabetes?

The American Heart Association recommends no more than 100 calories per day from added sugars for women, no more than 150 for men. That’s 6 and 9 teaspoons respectively.

Yet the average American consumes 12-14 spoonfuls of Sugar a day!

Most of us are doubling our recommended sugar intake. As a result, with every single alluring spoonful of sweet-talking sugar, we are putting our health into the hands of a two-faced sociopath. Not cool.


How and Why To Stop Sugar Addiction
GET SAVVY ABOUT SUGAR’S HIDING PLACES. Avoid processed foods wherever possible. Look carefully at labels. The majority of sugar sweetened cereals contain at least 4 teaspoons of sugar per serving. Flavored yogurts and energy bars are other culprits – and so is store bought bread.

KNOW HIS ALIASES. This crazy sociopath Sugar often goes by other names. Around 56 of them! High fructose corn syrup, sucrose and maltose are just a few of Sugar’s aliases. Be on the lookout.

MAKE ROOM FOR MAGNESIUM. Sugar cravings may be more prominent in people who aren’t getting enough of this crucial mineral. Your doctor can test your levels but you can also help yourself by choosing magnesium rich foods such as dark leafy greens, nuts, seeds, fish and beans.

POWER UP WITH CINNAMON. A true superhero spice, cinnamon not only tastes wonderful but has powerful medicinal properties. Ceylon cinnamon in particular is very beneficial as it has lower amounts of the compound called coumarin. It can lower blood sugar levels and reduce heart disease risk factors so get sprinkling!

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