How and Why To Stop Sugar Addiction - Karen Salmansohn

How and Why To Stop Sugar Addiction

How and Why To Stop Sugar Addiction
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.

But in the end sugar is a dangerous two-faced sweetie which causes a lot of pain.

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Most of us already know that this candy coated deviant is responsible for all kinds of trouble:

  • tooth decay
  • obesity
  • hormone imbalance

But did you know that sugar also wreaks havoc in other ways:

  • causes liver problems
  • increases your risk of getting cancer
  • puts you on a path to diabetes

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.

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

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.

So how do we stop sugar addiction?

How and Why To Stop Sugar Addiction
1. 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.

2. Know sugar’s 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.

3. 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.

4. 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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