The Shocking Statistical Truth About Sugar

By Raluca Schachter

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Truth IS: we live in a society that constantly feels the “need” to reward every single good job with sweet treats. After a few years of “rewarding” the outcome is obvious, both psychologically and physically.

Truth IS: there are more than 70 health disorders that are connected to sugar consumption. Some of the most common are: diabetes, poor brain development in children, lack of concentration, allergies, asthma, ADHD, hypoglycemia, mood swings, immune and nutritional deficiencies.

Truth IS: “In humans sweet receptors evolved in ancestral environments poor in sugars and are thus not adapted to high concentrations of sweet compounds. The supranormal stimulation of these receptors by sugar rich diets generates a supranormal reward signal in the brain, with the potential to override self-control mechanisms and thus to lead to addiction.” (Intense Sweetness Surpasses Cocaine Reward. Lenoir M. PLos ONE. 2007; 2(8):e698)

Solution IS: there are many solutions now to ditch sugary diets, some including getting some expert help and educating yourself on the matter, to help you understand the process and what this is doing to your health and how it affects the quality of your life. To start, try this experiment: don’t eat ANY kind of sugar for a week (some low glycemic grains and low starches are allowed). Don’t eat fruits, honey, jams, candy, desserts, don’t drink any soda or juices. If you feel withdrawal symptoms (irritability, shakiness, mood swings, dizziness, constant thoughts about sugar,etc) then you ought to know it’s high time to revise your diet.

The infographic below will help you get the “whole picture”…

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About the author:

RalucaLong-time contributor Raluca Schachter is a passionate Nutritionist, Metabolic Typing Advisor, and a Weston A. Price Chapter Leader. She believes in the benefits of traditional unaltered food, ancestral wisdom, sustainable farming and simple living.

Raluca was able to naturally reverse chronic health conditions she was struggling with most of her life, and now uses her knowledge to help as many people as possible do the same. Her unique Metabolic Typing® Ecological Lifestyle Programs for Optimal Health offer a very unique and comprehensive approach to health, where individual nutritional and biochemical requirements are firstly met using specific nutrients and foods that each metabolism thrives on. Raluca offers her services for local and distance clientele.

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