Top 6 Reasons to Avoid Sugar and Refined Grains
1. Sugar is the primary dietary cause of the obesity epidemic. Fat doesn’t make you fat. But sugar that turns to fat will.
2. Sugar causes hormonal and metabolic imbalance. Swinging insulin and cortisol levels in the body, which decrease than increase blood sugar, not only cause your system to crash but set up a cascade of abnormal hormone functions that lead to premature aging and illness.
3. Sugar is your fast tract to diabetes. On the Standard North American Diet, it is only a matter of time before insulin receptors burn out, unable to handle the onslaught of sugar.
4. Sugar increase the acidity of the body. All disease thrives in acidic environments.
5. Sugar is the primary reason for high cholesterol.
6. Sugar promotes yeast growth and lowers immune system.
•The average American consumes 135 lbs of sugar each year or 53 tsp. per day.
• Carbohydrates are our main source of energy (gas). The higher the glycemic index of a carbohydrate, the more energy it requires to burn off and it is quickly turns into sugar, upsetting your hormone cycle.
• High glycemic and refined sugars cause elevated glucose, which in turn elevates insulin, leading to premature aging and degenerative disease (type 2 diabetes, heart disease, inflammation of the arteries, and cancer).
• Refined carbohydrates, such as flour, bread and rice, turn into sugar.
• Xylotol and stevia are great alternatives to sugar.
• A good whole carbohydrates are vegetables. They are high in fiber and a good choice anytime of day.
Potatoes are refined and turn to sugar.
It takes the body on average 24-36 hours to digest
raw foods. It takes cook food 40 – 100 hours.
Start counting sugar chemicals.
- High Fructose Corn Syrup
- Artificial Sweeteners (sucralose/Splenda, aspartame/Nutrasweet, Equal, etc.) – come from manufacturing plants. When aspartame is stored for long periods of time, or kept in warm areas, it changes to menthol, an alcohol that converts to formaldehyde and formic acid – known carcinogens.
- Dextrose, fructose, glucose, sucrose, maltodextrin
Constant elevation of insulin, due to an abundance of sugar and grains in the diet, will cause a deficiency in the body’s ability to store magnesium. That can lead to blood vessel constriction, elevated blood pressure, and coronary arterial spasms, which can result in a heart attack. Low magnesium interferes with the normal metabolism of essential fatty acids EPA and DHA, vital to the heart and brain.