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