5 Truths You May Not Know About Added Sugar

You probably know by now that sugar is very bad for your body. From your brain, to your waistline, sugar wreaks havoc. It can cause diabetes, cavities, weight gain, heart disease, inflammation... the list goes on. To encourage you to continue on your journey without sugar, here are 5 things that you should know: 

Sugar negatively affects your immune system.

Building immunity is a hot topic right now with COVID-19 spreading. Studies have shown that sugar can interfere with the way your body fights diseases. Not only does sugar put your white blood cells into a temporary coma, bacteria and yeast feed on sugar, so excess glucose in the body causes these organisms to grow and cause inflammation and infections.

Sugar is addictive.

Yes..just like cocaine. When you eat sugar, you activate your brain’s reward center, which makes you crave more sugar. When you get hungry, you go for the sugar, and the entire process starts over again. Quitting sugar can be tough and some people experience withdrawal symptoms such as depression, cognitive issues and dizziness, but it will get easier over time and you should be able to kick your sugar habit within 10 days. You can do it!

Sugar can cause anxiety.

If you suffer from anxiety, then you’ve probably noticed that sugar can make it worse. When crashing from sugar, you can feel shaky and irritable, and your body’s response to fight stress is weakened. All of these symptoms can unfortunately lead to more anxiety.

Sugar speeds up the aging process.

When you consume more sugar than your cells can process, glycation occurs. Excess sugar molecules combine with proteins which damages your skin’s collagen. By eating a diet high in sugar, your collagen and elastin will become more rigid and wrinkles will form easier. Yikes!

Sugar depletes nutrients.

Even when it appears that a person’s overall micronutrient intake is sufficient, consuming sugar can cause deficiencies in Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium, Chromium, and Vitamin C. Many Americans are already deficient in these nutrients, so adding in sugar on top of already depleted nutrients can only make the situation worse. 

So how do you avoid sugar and not fall prey to your cravings? Have a plan! Always have Good & Tasty Bakes on hand so you can have a sweet treat without the added sugar. Shop and get your sweet treats delivered to your home now!