I’m someone who stopped a very strong sugar addiction – and I did so not only for weight loss reasons. I also stopped eating so much sugar for life lengthening and health improvement reasons.
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 many dangers of sugar.
I call sugar a sociopath – because it comes on super sweet. It’s quite irresistible. In fact, sugar is often the life of the party – with women indiscriminately wanting to bring sugar home with them.
Most of us already know that this candy coated deviant is responsible for all kinds of trouble:
But did you know that sugar also wreaks havoc in other ways:
The American Heart Association recommends no more than 100 calories per day from added sugars for women. And no more than 150 for men. That’s 6 and 9 teaspoons of sugar respectively.
Yep, 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 dangerous hands of that two-faced sociopath.
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.
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.
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.
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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