Death By Sugar Addiction
Can someone actually die from sugar addiction? Yes. The wave of misinformation has confused many people about the real cause of obesity. Fat is not the main reason that leads to obesity. If that was the case, then why do low-fat diets fail miserably? The real culprit here is sugar!
Sugar is hidden in almost everything that we eat. Americans consume 141 pounds of sugar per person a year according to the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture). That’s equivalent to half a cup of sugar a day- sugar that your body will probably store as fat since it does not need it.
So where exactly is this unneeded sugar found in? Milk, bread, rice, chips, candy bars, soda, fast food, processed foods and the list goes on and on.
Milk contains lactose, a sugar that will be stored in your body as fat if you consume too much of it. Cereals, cookies, fast food, processed foods and soda contain high fructose corn syrup, which can be addictive. The more you eat, the harder it is to stop, and when you do stop, prepare to undergo a sugar withdrawal.
Sugar in wheat bread was a big surprise to me. If you look at regular wheat bread, you might find that it contains high fructose corn syrup in its ingredients. Why in bread? High fructose corn syrup helps to preserve it longer and gives it a better taste, and its addictive.
The consequences of eating dozens of pounds of sugar a year are obesity, stress, cardiovascular disease, cancer and death. What’s worse is that all this sugar is getting in the way of the messages that the body is trying to send to our brain. Those “I’m full” messages are drowned out by the over consumption of sugar.
Like any addiction, you can fight it off and get back on track to feeling like yourself again. Take advantage of natures options for cleansing the body of those toxins. Chlorophyll has detoxifying agents that help to reduce the craving for bad carbs. Taken twice a day, you will cleanse your body and help to create a balance of chemicals so that your body functions like it was designed to.
Also look for the types of sugar in the foods that you purchase and limit their consumption. Lactose, sucrose, and high fructose corn syrup, are some of the popular forms of carbs that are broken down to sugar and stored as fat.