Need motivation to kick the sugar habit? When we eat 2 tsp of sugar, our body chemistry changes upsetting the balance of minerals in the body and impairing body functions.
1 tsp of sugar = 4 grams
1 glass of white wine (5 fl oz) contains 1.17g of sugar.
Sugar interferes with proteins in the body causing chain reactions that can lead to imbalance and disease. Sugar molecules attach to proteins and disrupt the body's connective tissues, such as collagen and elastin, contributing to ageing and wrinkles.
Those sweet white grains are a highly inflammatory source to the body.
Sugar comes in many guises, so read the label carefully. Anything ending in 'ose' should be avoided. Extrinsic sugars are those that are added to processed foods. Intrinsic sugars are those that are found within the whole food - fruit & honey.
The most common dietary source of sugar is sucrose, but sugar also comes in the form of lactose (milk products), and fructose (fruit, honey).
Try alternatives including molasses, stevia, xylitol and agave nectar.
Deborah McTaggart is a registered nutritionist practising in Barnes, South West London, and global via Skype and Zoom. Deborah has a special interest in high energy demand, high performance, travel health, stress and sport recovery and performance for the busy professional, frequent traveller and recreational athlete.
Deborah works as a Consultant with The Resilience Institute, UK who work with global leadership to sustain high performance and long term health resilience. Contact me here for further information on kicking the sugar habit, eating healthy for busy people and improving your health.