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White sugar

white and brown sugar

It’s been 2 months since I stopped eating white sugar. For me is a miracle. I am the person who eats 1 box of chocolate every day or 2-3 pieces of a chocolate cake. Why I stopped? Because I start feeling so bad.

We need sugar, but consuming white sugar in excess is so bad for us. So now, I take my sugar from fruits and I am feeling so good now, lots of energy to play around with my boy.

Naturally occurring sugar—which gives fruit, some veggies, and milk their sweet taste—is perfectly healthy. It is added sugar that we need to not OD on.

It’s not just sugary foods like candy and cookies either, but sugar has made its way into practically EVERYTHING we eat.

When you consume sugar, your body has two options on how to deal with it:

  • Burn it for energy.
  • Convert to fat and store it in your fat cells.

Depending on your genetic predisposition, your body might be better equipped to process sugar as energy, or you might be more likely to store it as fat.

Effects of Consuming Too Much Sugar:

  • It overloads and damages your liver
  • It affects your insulin and leptin signaling.
  • It causes metabolic dysfunction.
  • It increases your uric acid levels.

10 Ways Sugar Harms Your Health

  • Increases stress.
  • Increases the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
  • Causes blood glucose to spike and plummet.
  • Affects behavior and cognition in children.
  • Can cause gum disease, which can lead to heart disease.
  • Causes tooth decay.
  • Accelerates aging.
  • A high-sugar diet often results in chromium deficiency.
  • Interferes with immune function.
  • Is highly addictive (6 more times than cocaine)

 

 

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169 thoughts on “White sugar”

  1. Ever look up ‘sugar sensitivity’? That can even cause insomnia, depression, fatigue, and other symptoms. But then, its also a sensitivity to simple carbs such as bread and rice. Switching to complex carbs helps those with this issue. Great post.

  2. Thanks: good post on why not!
    Sugar is our preferred form energy. Its source is plant photosynthesis: sunlight and chlorophyll. Our hunter-gatherer taste buds and desires crave it; our modern environment makes it too easily available.
    What effects did getting rid of refined sugar do for you? Did you also get rid of other refined foods? Well done.

  3. Oh yes I tried that last summer, I got this book Called ‘I quit sugar ‘ and gave it a go for 3 months
    After just few weeks I could sleep much better at night and I was feeling full of energy!!! Is incredible how bad sugar is for our body! I should do that again !!!

  4. Hi…thank you for liking my blog. Even I don’t have a sweet tooth, but not completely cut down sugar from my diet. Using palm sugar or palm jaggery is a fine alternative for white sugar.
    Good luck with your blog as well 👍

  5. I’d love to give up sugar but I’m definitely in the throes of sugar addiction! Thank you for sharing this information – I’ll keep it in mind!

  6. I really enjoyed reading this! Isn’t is amazing how what we eat affects all sorts of things like mood, stress levels and immunity? I try to avoid most white sugar… but I guess even the ‘fancier’ sugars like coconut sugar and rice malt syrup (which I do use in baking) are still sugars, just in another form. Some food for thought I guess 🙂

  7. great and useful blog. sugar could lead many problems for our health. Hello I’m qi, a student from UNSW. I’m interested with your blog. And I’m doing an assignment about adolescent’s obesity in Australia. My campaign focuses on issues in the society that cause obesity, encourage teenagers to make healthier dietary choices and promote physical activity. one of my blog called ‘stop intake more sugar’ talked the bad influence of sugar. if you interented, take a little bit of time to look at my blog. if yu can follow or comment me. that’s my pleasure:D here is my link:https://shapeoutshapeinblog.wordpress.com/

  8. Very interesting and insightful. I have a hereditary fructose intolerance, meaning I do not and cannot eat fructose; my body is not equipped with the enzyme to break it down! It’s always so interesting for me to read about those who have consciously chosen to remove it from their diet – I can only imagine how hard it must have been at the beginning! Just out of curiosity, have you noticed any health improvements since cutting your consumption of it? Take care!

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