Sugar Ain't So Sweet

Updated: Sep 24, 2020


Dextrose. Corn Syrup. Agave. Fructose. Cane Juice. There are a million names for it, and the food industry takes advantage of that, because it confuses us. However way you say it, it's not actually the little bit of chocolate or occasional slice of cake that are harming you the most- it's the unsuspectingly high amounts of sugar added to everyday foods like peanut butter, pasta sauce, bread, and crackers that we need to be concerned about.

Many Americans rely on quick, processed meals now more than ever. Most of these products often contain copious amounts of added sugar, which then makes up a large portion of their daily calorie intake. It's not just the calories in sugar that you need to be concerned about- here's a few reasons that sugar is toxic, and why you should limit your intake as much as possible.

Sugar:

  • Is highly addictive

  • Is directly linked to weight gain

  • Increases your risk of chronic disease and possibly cancer

  • High sugar consumption is linked to higher risk for depression

  • Affects energy levels

...and that's really just scratching the surface. But I'm not here to explain all the ins and outs as why sugar is bad for you, because that's pretty common knowledge. I'm here to tell you what to do about it. As someone who ha