Spoiler Alert: I’m Going to Ruin Sugar For You

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Almost a decade ago now I gave up sugar for good…

Now this is no easy feat…

Not only is sugar the most addictive substance known to mankind…

But it’s in just about everything you find in the center aisles of the grocery store…
Want to eat healthy? Shop the perimeter…

Sugar is even harder to avoid when you go out to eat because while the cooks aren’t necessarily scooping refined sugar into your dish, many of our favorite sauces and seasonings come pre-packed with tons of it.

So, unless your cooks are scrupulously reading the nutrition facts on every single one of their ingredients, no one really knows how much sugar is in your food.

That said, sugar wreaks havoc on our bodies and our minds…

An egregious surge of dopamine leaves the brain saying, “Yes!”
While the body’s saying, “Oh no!”

Sugar competes, very well, against all other nutrients and fuel sources for entry into every cell of your body…

So well in fact that sugar always wins…

And when your cells are operating on sugar, it’s like rocket fuel, and we all know where rockets end up after they’ve completed their mission…

Burned to a crisp at the bottom of the ocean…

Now this number will vary for most folks but in my experience, anything more than 16g a day of added sugar wreaks havoc on our cells, arteries, and hormone function…

Blood sugar levels surge and the pancreas begins sending out insulin to mop up the mess of excess sugar…

Too much sugar in your blood causes inflammation and damages the lining of your arteries…

The truth about atherosclerosis is that sugar causes the damage and scar tissue made from healthy fats comes in to do the repairs and gets a bad rap for “clogging arteries.” If sugar wasn’t doing the damage in the first place, it wouldn’t be an issue.

And if your body has to constantly produce more insulin to keep cleaning up the mess, our hormone production gets taxed…

Our growth and repair functions run out of resources…

And in extreme cases, the body gives up and stops producing insulin altogether…

In some cultures, refined sugar is known as the “White Devil” and perhaps at this point you’re beginning to have some idea why…

And if you’re running into any challenges with your physical or mental health, eliminating sugar is a good place to begin.

Until next time,
Kevin