Sugar is a Drug

Sugar is in everything.

 Sugar is a drug. And like any other drug, it is addictive. If you can’t get through the day without soda or chocolate, you are probably addicted. Honestly, it’s not even your fault. Because Sugar is in everything. And the sugar industry does it’s best to make sure you don’t know the truth about how it impacts every part of your body. Let’s take a look at how……..

Faulty Research. In 1967, a report published in The New England Journal of Medicine was funded by the Sugar Research Foundation or SRF (which is the sugar industry) and led by Harvard University professors, tried to falsely show that cholesterol and fat were the cause of coronary heart disease and not sugar.

Sugar is everywhere.

Next time you go grocery shopping, read some labels. Heck, go look in your refrigerator or pantry right now and you will be shocked at how many food items contain sugar. Sugar is just empty calories. It contains no nutrients what so ever.

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56 Names for SUGAR that are found in product ingredient lists.

sugar is not a food. It is a pure chemical extracted from plant sources, purer in fact than cocaine, which it resembles in many ways. Its true name is sucrose and its chemical formula is C12H22O11. It has 12 carbon atoms, 22 hydrogen atoms, 11 oxygen atoms, and absolutely nothing else to offer.” …The chemical formula for cocaine is C17H21NO4. Sugar’s formula again is C12H22O11. For all practical purposes, the difference is that sugar is missing the “N”, or nitrogen atom.”  –  Dr. David Reuben – author of Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Nutrition.

Sugar is a drug that leads to insulin resistance.

….you get a huge surge of dopamine and serotonin, otherwise known as the feel-good drugs of the brain. Because sugar is a drug, it 100% acts that way in your system. You crave it, you think about it all the time because you are addicted to that rush. When you eat the sugar, your body releases insulin in order to absorb all the glucose (sugar) you have just eaten. If you don’t use that glucose, your body will store it as fat.

After a while, you may become obese and insulin resistant. We become insulin resistant when our pancreas, which produces insulin, goes into overdrive to try and keep up with your sugar intake and when it can’t anymore, we are now insulin resistant.  As a result, we are no longer able to use insulin effectively leading to high blood sugar. Above-normal blood sugar levels is called pre-diabetes. When blood sugar levels reach even higher, it than becomes type 2 diabetes.

Sugar causes an increased risk of a variety of chronic diseases including but not limited to:

Insulin resistance – Heart Disease –  Tooth Decay – Fatty Liver Disease – It is linked to Cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease – Immune System Suppression  – Depression – Damage to gut flora – Inflammation – Metabolic Syndrome – High Blood Pressure – Fertility Problems – Kidney Disease – Erectile Dysfunction
Causes Estrogen production in men leading to Gynocomastia.

Now that you know why sugar is a drug, do yourself a favor and cut the sugar out of your life. You will not only feel better, you’ll look better too. Most importantly, you will be healthier.

 

Dawn

 

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About Dawn

Dawn lives in the southwest with her wife and two cats. She is a writer, author/blogger of LiveBreathEatKeto.com as well as a jack of all trades. She is passionate about the Keto Lifestyle and helping you become awesome.

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