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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Healthy Eating

Here is One Doctor's List of Reasons for Avoiding Too Much Sugar in Your Diet

 Daily Health Challenge and Question Of The Day
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Daily Health Challenge: Daily Health Challenge: Skip the sugar in all of your drinks and meals today.
We have compiled a list of 25 reasons to skip sugar in your diet.
1. Feeds candida
2. Promotes wrinkling and aging skin
3. Makes your blood acidic
4. Can lead to osteoporosis
5. Rots your teeth
6. Raises your blood sugar level
7. Contributes to obesity
8. Is addictive (almost as much as drugs)
9. Can create the urge to binge
10. Provides 'empty calories' with no nutritional value
11. Contributes to diabetes
12. Robs your body of minerals
13. Robs you of energy
14. Contributes to heart problems
15. Can cause cancer
16. Contributes to ulcers
17. Can cause gallstones
18. Contributes to adrenal fatigue
19. Can suppress your immune system
20. Raises the level of neurotransmitters called serotonin
21. Weakens eyesight
22. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels).
23. Can cause aging
24. Can contribute to eczema
25. Can cause arthritis
My assumption, in reading this is that the doctor is referring to refined sugar and to added sugar.  
It can't be entirely eliminated but, it can be chosen less frequently--I
don't advocate deprivation but, instead, conscious eating and remembering moderation as the guiding principle. 

Here is a link to a page that 1st has a nice essay about the psychological relationship to food and then goes on to analyze and suggest some natural sweetners that are a healthy alternative to sugar:

Do you have any healthy eating tips or healthy eating struggles?  You are invited to share here.

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