The word is finally getting out there. We are overloading our bodies with sugar and it is playing a huge part in today's health problems. The top two killers in America today are heart disease and cancer, both to a certain extent preventable!
The World Cancer Research Fund has estimated that up to one-third of cancer cases that occur in economically developed countries like the US are related to being overweight, obese, inactive or having poor nutrition.
Avoiding sugar in our food is hard. Especially if your diet is based around packaged foods. Have a look at the labels. There is sugar or a form of sugar in nearly everything some ways companies try to hide it is by calling it another name.
Look for high fructose corn syrup, dextran, ethyl maltol, glucose and maltodextrin to name a few. Check out this link to learn all the 57 names of sugar! Trying to kick your sugar habit is hard. Studies have shown that sugar affects the same receptors in the brain as drugs such as cocaine, making it highly addictive.
So, I have compiled a list of 35 things to do instead of eating sugar:
Did I miss anything? What do you do when you have that sugar craving, give in or something else?
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