Every day we are consuming an excessive quantity of added refined sugar and the fact is that human body cannot tolerate this much amount of refined carbohydrates. The vital organs is the body are actually damaged by this gross intake of sugar.
Sugar has become an inevitable part of food industry as to hook to get you buy more. In today's fast food world, in the food labels it is often masked in myriad names like glucose, corn syrup solids, malt syrup, lactose etc. It creates a hormone cascade when consumed that starts a positive feedback loop in the body resulting a craving. It is said that sugar is eight times more addictive than cocaine.
According to the American Heart Foundation, added sugars "contribute zero nutrients, but many added calories that can lead to extra pounds, or even obesity, thereby reducing heart health."
Dental decay which is one of the major oral health problem is also very much related to sugar consumption. The constant contact of sweet sticky food damages the tooth. Sugars can be readily metabolized by many bacteria involved in dental biofilm formation, generation acid byproducts that can lead to demineralization of the tooth structure.
Healthy Diet Options
- Try to eat fruits as a whole rather than packaged fruit juice.
- Practice homely food and limit eating bakery food.
- Especially for kids, train and make them understand the need of healthy food picks for healthy living.
Always remember this phrase-"When the diet is wrong medicine is of no use, when the diet is correct medicine is of no need."
Just be bold to say; Sugar? No, thanks! I'm sweet enough!