During the month of June I will be sharing on my daily journey (ups and downs). I have partnered with Zevia and Delicious Living to help you get the best support and alternatives you might need. The good news: High-sugar foods and drinks are truly discretionary (we don’t need ‘em!) and they have minimal nutritional value. Make a clean break starting now with our 30 Days, 30 Ways Sugar Check Challenge. The task at hand? Simple: Follow these tips for keeping sugar in check, or reducing refined sugars entirely for 30 days; then track your progress and let us know how you feel by using the hashtag #sugarcheck in your posts and tagging both Zevia and Delicious Living (@zevia and either @deliciouslivingmag on Instagram or @deliciousliving on Twitter). Best part is that their will be prizes! So make sure you follow me on Instagram.
- It provides fuel for cancer cells
- It impairs the function of white blood cells
- It promotes weight gain
- It makes the body produce less leptin (needed for appetite regulation)
- It disrupts how amino acids transfer to muscles
- It spurs insulin resistance, which can lead to Type II diabetes
- It induces oxidative stress
Not all sugar is terrible for you. Natural sources like that from fruit, honey, and maple syrup aren’t as bad as from processed sugars and HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) but it’s still possible to overdo it. There’s no reason to cut all fruit out of your diet in an attempt to remove all sugar; you’d be giving up all those antioxidants, phytochemical, fiber, minerals, and vitamins at the same time. So let's start with the first step by learning how to read your label and if you see any type of added sugar to you product don't buy it or if you already have it at home don't eat it. The less added sugar you eat the less you will carve it, I promise.
So join the fun!