Excess sugar is the one of the most notorious culprits of poor nutrition in modern diets.
Here are the 10 top reasons you should cut refined sugars and grains from your diet.
1. Sugar is the primary dietary cause of the obesity epidemic.
Fat doesn’t make you fat; but sugar that turns into fat will.
2. Sugar causes hormonal and metabolic imbalance.
Swinging insulin and cortisol levels in the body, which decrease then increase blood sugar, not only cause your system to crash but set up a cascade of abnormal hormone functions that lead to premature aging and illness.
3. Sugar is your fast track to diabetes.
On the Standard North American Diet, it is only a matter of time before insulin receptors burn out, unable to handle the onslaught of sugar.
4. Sugar increases the acidity of the body.
And disease thrives in acidic environments.
5. Sugar causes inflammation.
Inflammatory enzymes are elevated on higher-sugar diets. Inflammation is at the heart of 98 percent of disease.
6. Sugar is the primary reason for high cholesterol.
Your body’s innate healing system, which uses cholesterol, goes into high gear when the body is traumatized at the cellular level by high sugar, insulin, and inflammation. The solution to high cholesterol is not to lower it forcefully but to remove the interference in the body causing it to rise in the first place.
7. Sugar leads to heart disease.
Elevated inflammation in the arteries increases the risk of high blood pressure, hemorrhage, stroke and heart attacks.
8. Sugar is an anti-nutrient.
Your body’s expenditure to manage sugar is greater than the energy it gains from it. If you think you are better off eating a chocolate bar, or a piece of white bread, than going hungry – think again.
9. Sugar is a known toxin.
Like all toxins, your body is constantly trying to eliminate it from the bloodstream. You can assist your body by not giving it more sugar to handle.
10. Sugar promotes cancer.
Feeding cancer cells their primary fuel is like pouring gas on a fire.
Source: The Solution to the Dangers of Modern Nutrition, by BJ Hardick, Kimberly Roberto and Dr. Ben Lerner