The Truth About Processed and Refined Sugar
I have my own experience with sugar addiction for years. And quite frankly, I never thought about what it could really do to my system. I thought I love it and that is all I need to know. But I started to do some digging more deeper into it, and I found some things, that made me fall into shock and not only when I was looking into the mirror to see my face with breakouts, but mental shock as well. I just couldn’t believe that something that was so amazing to my taste buds could be so damaging to my overall health and my skin.
Many foods we eat on a regular basis are loaded with sugar. When I go to the super market and look at labels, especially if the labels says something is ” Natural “. Sugar seems to be like air, it is everywhere. Even if you can’t taste the sugar in the food, it’s still there.
When sugar hits the bloodstream it doesn’t get burned as energy, it starts sticking to the cells. If you eat a lot of sugar each day, it literally eats you alive. Your energy level goes down, as a result of insulin spikes, you will get more wrinkles because sugar eats your collagen, your nails become more brittle, it also eats up your muscle. It’s like a parasite. ( Processed sugar that is)
The reason why your skin looses collagen is because refined carbohydrates such as white bread and other white flour products, contain a lot of sugar and cause an inflammation of the skin. That creates high levels of free radicals which attack the collagen that keeps the skin’s firmness. Free radicals, also cause illness all over your body.
Processed sugar also attacks our immune system. Research has shown that white blood cells are less efficient at fighting illness when exposed to sugar. In United States, diabetes and obesity are spreading like cancer. Because the sugar added to our foods. It is cheaper to make crappy food, just add some sugar and it will taste better. That is why, the portions at restaurants are so huge.
When I first came to US, I went out to eat to a really nice buffet. And I never saw a buffet that was so big in my life. When they told me I can have anything I want, and in the quantity that I wanted, I thought it was a joke. But it wasn’t so I helped my self to 6 plates. Is that crazy or what?
Anyway, what I didn’t know back then is how America makes their food. I found my self addicted to sugar, after a few years of living here. When I was younger I hated sweets, but here it seemed like all I ate was sweets, and the more I ate the more I wanted. Only after I realized my addiction to sugar, and only after I parted with that addiction did I feel better. OMG, did I feel better. And you will too, if you cut down on your sugar intake, or if you can eliminate it completely. It’s not easy to do, the first few weeks you will experience withdrawal and craving for sugar, but you can try to substitute with fresh fruit which has a natural form of sugar and eventually your cravings will pass and you will start to feel and look great.
Here you have it. Since my old sugar addicted life came to an end, I don’t even have cravings for it any more. But I wasn’t alone in my battle, I had a little help, from a natural supplement called Chromium Phicolinate, it helps you stop craving sugar. It is about 6-7 dollars at your local whole foods store or walmart, and I only took it for a month. Now my sugar craving disappeared for good. When I crave something sweet, I reach for Pineapple, Cherries, Grapes and I don’t even miss stuffing my face with pies, ice-creams and cakes LOL. Now I am not saying you should just go on this craze of completely cutting all of your pleasures out, just take it easy and intuitively you will not want it anymore. That’s my own experience with sugar addiction.
Have you ever had a sugar addiction?