Is there an easy way ‘how to stop eating sugar’ when sugar is a hidden or obvious largest ingredient in almost every single refined or processed food product? First of all, sugar pervades almost everything we put in our mouths in the American society.
Secondly, you have to realize (if you don’t already know) that sugar in its myriad of forms is highly addictive just like the gluten in wheat products. So, how can something that’s sweet be so bad? It is. It’s sweet poison.
There’s so many names for sugar, it would fill this entire page. On the ingredient list on say a granola bar, it might list something like ‘barley malt extract’. Guess what this is? You guessed it, sugar! Deceptive, isn’t it? I would say so. But, on the granola bar I am looking at right now, it has other syrups and extracts. Yes, they are sugar, too!
For example, there’s organic brown rice syrup and organic dried cane sugar. It also has different flours that act just like sugar. Funny how the sellers of these granola bars portray them as healthy because they have some whole grain in them! This is my step daughter’s granola bar. Don’t worry I won’t eat it. This one goes right back in the cupboard where I found it.
Now, back to ‘how to stop eating sugar’? That’s a good one. How do you stop when it’s in everything disguised in words you don’t recognize or understand? But, before that, it would be a good idea to know why you wanted to stop eating sugar to begin with. It might already be causing your body distress. But, why would you stop? It tastes too good? It’s so addicting! The only way I know to be sure of what we eat is to adopt a plant based whole food diet. There are no added ingredients you have to be fearful of.
Train yourself to eat fruit when you crave something sweet!
Some benefits of stopping eating sugar…
- Fewer tooth cavities
- Fructose makes for a potential fatty liver. Your liver as a hard time knowing what to do with fructose. It turns it into bad LDL cholesterol. Bad for the heart and cardiovascular system
- You will sleep better
- Soda has salt, increases thirst
- Sugar raises insulin levels increasing blood pressure and heart rate
- Sugar is inflammatory. This means less aches and pains and things like acne
- Quitting sugar could save you from getting type 2 diabetes
- While you are giving up sugar, strongly consider giving up processed grains because they act on the body just like sugar
- Less brain fog
- Less chance of dementia and cancers
- No more weight gain
- Sugar may drive heart disease more than fat