Top 10 Reasons to Avoid Sugar & Refined Grains
1. Sugar is the primary dietary cause of the obesity epidemic.
Fat doesn’t make you fat — but sugar that turns into fat will.
2. Sugar causes hormonal and metabolic imbalance.
Swinging Insulin and Cortisol levels in the body (to decrease, then increase blood sugar) not only cause your system to “crash,” but set up a cascade of abnormal hormone functions which lead to premature aging and illness.
3. Sugar is your fast track 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 increases the acidity of the body.
All disease thrives in acidic environments.
5. Sugar causes inflammation.
Inflammatory enzymes are elevated on higher-sugar diets. Inflammation is at the heart of 98% of disease.
6. Sugar is the primary reason for high cholesterol.
Your body’s innate healing system, which uses cholesterol, goes into high gear when the body is traumatized at the cellular level by high sugar, insulin, and inflammation. The solution to high cholesterol is not to forcefully lower it, but remove the interference in the body causing it to rise in the first place.
7. Sugar leads to heart disease.
Elevated inflammation in the arteries increases the risk of high blood pressure, hemorrage, stroke, and heart attacks.
8. Sugar is an anti-nutrient.
Your body’s expenditure to manage sugar is greater than the energy it gains from it. In fact, in order to process high sugar foods, your body must pull valuable vitamins and minerals from it’s stores. If you think you are better off eating a chocolate bar (or piece of white bread) than going hungry, think again.
9. Sugar is a known toxin.
Like all toxins, your body is constantly trying to eliminate it from the bloodstream. You can assist your body by not giving it more sugar to deal with.
10. Sugar promotes cancer.
Feeding cancer cells their primary fuel is like pouring gas on a fire.