The Dangers of Sugar
Weight Watchers. Jenny Craig. Paleo. “Paleo”. No carbs. High fat. Vegan. Gluten free. Non-GMO. The list goes on…
We live in a world full of fads and trends, but we also live in a world full of science and research. We live in a world of trial and error, but we also live in a world where people want to make money. Most importantly, we live in a world where our lifespans are heavily influenced by our lifestyles.
While “fitness gurus” and models will debate with nutritionists and doctors about what the healthiest diet is, the bottom line is that there is no gold standard. We are unique and we have our own goals; our diet should reflect that. Still, there are consumable goods that are usually beneficial for everyone (unless you are allergic) and others that offer nothing but negative health effects.
I’ve included a link below to an article titled “The Dangers of Sugar” by our friends over at Focus Performance in the UK. They put this piece together because they “really feel that more needs to be done to educate people about the dangers of sugar.” It highlights the presence of sugar in processed foods, but I won’t spoil anything else. Click here to should read it for yourself!
One note… as you will see, there isn’t much mentioned about natural sugars from fruits, honey, maple syrup, etc. These are obviously better sources of not only carbohydrates from sugars that can be used for a quick release of energy (always have some OJ in the morning with your coffee) but also vitamins and minerals. Still, I can’t agree enough with their take on processed sugars, their effect on the increase of obesity in society, and the lack of government regulations to control this epidemic.
Because being knowledgeable about what goes into your body is essential if you want to stay hungry & fit!