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18 Sep

Get rid of sugar addiction

There are other phrases to bore you and I’ll get right to the point. Yes, sugar is a problem, is the poison we all became addicted to.
The fact that refined sugar is involved in the occurrence and spreading of cancer globally is no longer a secret, but unfortunately not everyone understands that.

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  • The diseases and adverse effects that you risk if you eat sugar are more real and downright scary: obesity, diabetes, hypertension, hepatic stenosis, high cholesterol, Alzheimer’s, depression, premature aging. And, finally, in the saddest cases, death. (I say it rough, but that’s it, the truth hurts …)

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  • Sugar affects the brain hormones that make you feel good, which makes it even more like a drug and can affect the brain and body.
  • Sugar feeds every cell in the brain. When you overfill yourself with sweet foods, this can affect parts of the brain.

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  • Why are you so excited you eat a chocolate, a candy? Because the sugar in it, called a simple carbohydrate- is rapidly converted into glucose in the blood. Our body produces excess insulin, which makes us a few hours later to have a sweet tooth again and so on.

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For now, I imagine you think of that you don’t consume too much sugar that, can be worried of the harmful effects. But the reality is that, even without knowing, we eat more sugar every day. We shouldn’t see the word sugar on the foods label. It can hide inside the package under a different name.

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For example, do you eat yogurt? Well, it contains sugar. You will choose skimmed one, thinking contains less fat, but you will be surprised that contains more sugar. Processed foods, canned, packaged beautifully, with alluring labels, from supermarkets are sugary as well. The list could go, believe me, I could give you hundreds of examples, but I risk to bore you! 🙂

Other names for sugar:

* Agave nectar
* Brown rice syrup
* High-fructose corn syrup
*Dextrose
* Evaporated cane juice
*Glucose
*Lactose
*Malt syrup

*Molasses
* Sucrose

Get used to read all labels and, most important, do not be fooled by other beautiful names!
Because you do not need so much sugar as you think, you can re-educate your taste buds in such a manner as to enjoy foods that are not as sweet.

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How?

  • We should never skip breakfast.
    It should contain protein and fiber, not sugary products.

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  • You don’t have to give up sweets completely, but you can satisfy the need from other sources. Try fresh berries, bananas or other fruit in season.

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  • Begin to eat more vegetables.
  • Drink more water. Squeeze a little lemon juice to give a good taste, but mainly to strengthen the weakened immune system due to acidic foods such as sweets.
  • Eat fewer processed products that contain more sugar.
  • Eat seeds. Mixes nuts, almonds that provides a feeling of fullness and are ideal to be consumed as snacks between meals.

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  • Protein consumption is an easy way to reduce cravings. Foods high in protein are digested more slowly, keeping you feeling full for a longer period of time.
  • The fibers and fiber-rich foods gives you more energy and give you the feeling of being full. (Cabbage, beets, carrots, cauliflower, etc.)

To be clearer, do not imagine that if I eat healthy I stop sugar cravings. Not at all, I simply eat a balanced diet and can control cravings, but they do not disappear completely.
Here elablog.com/healthy-recipes you will find my healthy network that replace my sweets from trade!

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Stevia as a sweetener! I will come back soon with more information about this natural sweetener and good for us!