Sugar And The Body

Deadly side effects of sugar including multiple diseases and chronic pain and inflammation

What Does Sugar Do To The Body?

In today’s world, sugar is in everything we eat. From soda pop to fruit juices, candy bars to granola bars; there is sugar everywhere! About 200 years ago, the average American only consumed around 2 lbs of sugar per year. Today, our intake has increased to about 152 lbs of sugar per year. [1]

The American Heart Association and the World Health Organization recommend that adults should only consume about 5% of their total calories from sugar. For men, this can be 38 grams and for women it’s less than 25 grams of sugar daily. That can be challenging since a can of soda can have as much as 39 grams!

I started removing all sorts of added sugar from my diet. Now, I only allow myself to consume a lot of sugar in one sitting if the food is a fruit. Other than that, I don’t consume soda, juice, sweets, and the like. I haven’t felt bloated and I’ve had more energy.

(This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase through one of my links, I’ll receive commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much! Read our full disclaimer here.)

Acne Breakouts

Have you tried everything and still cannot get acne off of your face? The cure may be simpler than you think. Foods filled with sugar cause insulin and blood sugar to spike. This leads to an increase in oil production, androgen secretion, and inflammation. All of these factors greatly impact the skin and can cause acne. [2]

Don’t believe me? A study conducted with 2,300 teenagers concluded that those who constantly ate foods with added sugar had a greater risk of breaking out with acne by 30% [3] Also, studies prove that diets with low-glycemic levels are directly connected to a lower risk of developing acne. On the other hand, high-glycemic diets yield a much higher risk of producing acne. [4] Read more

Lose Weight Without Exercising By Removing These Foods From Your Diet

Lose weight fast and easy by removing these certain foods fro your diet. Watch the belly fat disappear!

Weight loss can be confusing and difficult when you don’t know where to begin. There are so many diets that exist. Health experts teach various things and leave us questioning which one to follow. To be honest, losing weight is not rocket science. Plus, there are many factors and techniques to lose weight. The most important factor is your diet.

Think of your body as a vehicle. Cars can’t function properly without oil, gas, antifreeze, etc. Likewise, our bodies function differently depending what we put in our bodies. For example, lack of fiber can lead to constipation and lack of iron leads to anemia. Both of these symptoms come from the foods we eat! You only get one body in this lifetime. Please take care of it.

Although exercise is important and shouldn’t be neglected, I’m going to show you foods you can remove from your diet to lose fat without exercising.

(This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase through one of my links, I’ll receive commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much! Read our full disclaimer here.) Read more

8 Reasons Why You Should Quit Soda Today

Stop Drinking Soda Featured Photo

Reasons To Quit Soda Today

Soda was a normal thing in our household. I was raised to love it and we drank it every day. I didn’t make the decision to quit soda until in my twenties. It’s normal to drink soda regularly, isn’t it?

The only issue with soda is it’s incredibly unhealthy for you. (Like WAYY unhealthy!) It leads to many of the health problems we see in our culture today. The darn things are everywhere! You can go anywhere and order a Coke. The drink is also highly addictive. These companies know exactly what they’re doing to push revenues through the roof by ensuring you’ll purchase more in the future. After learning the health effects of consuming this soft drink, I chose to stand up and say, “No more!”

It was incredibly tough for me to stop drinking soda. The more I tried to stop, the more I wanted it. I was caught up in an addiction that I was determined to win. After failing multiple times, my victory finally prevailed. At last, I can say I’m free from carbonated drinks and I’m glad for it. However, many people give me weird looks when I politely decline soda. It makes me feel like an outcast.

Why should you not drink soda?

I know normal people drink soda, but I’m weird okay? I want to take care of my body and live as long as I can. Let’s examine some reasons why soda is so bad for the human body. (And why you should stay far away from it!) Read more

Why Is Protein Intake So Important?

Protein featured photo

The High Value of Protein

If there’s one thing that we cannot live without, it’s protein. The benefits of protein seem almost unlimited! Our bodies will always require a healthy amount to function properly. It helps create stronger hair and nails, burning calories, regulating blood sugar levels, and so much more! Let’s dig deeper into some ways an increase in protein may benefit your lifestyle. Read more