10 Reasons to Give up Sugar - brendamueller.com - autoimmune disorders/diseases

10 Reasons to Give up Sugar

I know I feel so much better when I don’t eat sugar. When I cut the sugar, my energy level increases! I also know that eating homemade meals and not prepackaged foods are a huge part of it.

I used the Whole30 diet to remove the sugar from my diet. When I don’t eat sugar I have a lot more energy. I’m waking up ready to go. I’m not feeling achy in the morning which is a huge improvement.

I think my determination is keeping the sugar dragon at bay. I’m not craving the bad things like peanut butter cookies or cinnamon rolls. I’m looking forward to chicken stir-fry, roast beef dinners and hearty, healthy meals that are satisfying.

10 Ways in which eating too much sugar can affect your health

10 Reasons to Quit Sugar - brendamueller.com

#1 Diabetes – new research has shown that sugar has a contributory effect to diabetes, beyond the calories that it contains.

#2 Impaired Learning and Memory – fructose can impair the ability to learn and remember.

#3 Tooth Decay – There is significant evidence that maintaining your intake of excess sugars at below 5% of your diet will help to avoid cavities.

#4 Asthma – The greater the consumption of soft drinks, the more likely an individual is to suffer from one of these respiratory conditions.

#5 Heart Disease – Individuals who consumed 25% of their calories in the form of sugar were found to have double the risk of heart disease vs those whose intake was 7%.

#6 Imbalanced Gut Flora – Research shows that switching to a high-sugar diet can alter the consumption of your gut flora within 24 hours.

#7 Obesity – Studies in both adults and children have demonstrated a link between sugar sweetened beverages and weight gain.

#8 Increased Risk of Cancer – Sugar consumption had been linked to increased risk for ovarian cancer, espohageal cancer, and endometrial cancer, among others.

#9 High Cholesterol – Increased sugar consumption increased sugar consumption increased several risk factors for heart disease.

#10 Faster Aging – It has long been know that diabetics age faster than other people.

In the video below you will see how going without sugar for thirty days made the participants feel.

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Action Step: Share the benefits you have had when you cut sugar from your diet? Please leave your comments below.

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7 thoughts on “10 Reasons to Give up Sugar

  1. Cassie says:

    Oh sugar, so delicious yet so bad for you. I’ve actively tried to cut sugar back in my diet for about a year now and feel so much better for it – plus my weight is easily maintained!

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    • Brenda Mueller says:

      I liked the Whole30. I didn’t return to any of the foods that I cut out. I didn’t go full radical like the book instructs. I didn’t worry about the covering on my vitamins or the bacon that I was eating. I really didn’t eat much bacon. I cut out the nightshades too. I tried adding some of those back in and found that I have an intolerance to paprika, and bell peppers.

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