Should You Be Afraid of Sugar?

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To put it in simple terms, yes. In fact, you should run as far away from sugar as you can. However, in our modern society, thats not so easy. First of all, a large number of foods that we buy actually have sugar in them, even if we dont suspect a thing. Naturally, a soda, especially if its not the “diet” kind, will have a tremendous amount of sugar in it. But so do the so-called diet versions. How about sugar in your bread? You never thought that would sneak up on you, did you? And yet, more often than not, its there. Now, a group of health experts have formed an organisation called Action on Sugar in an effort not only to educate the public, but also to get food manufacturers to slowly begin reducing the sugar content of their products.

Whats the Problem?

Well, to start with, too much sugar can lead to some fairly nasty health problems. Diabetes is most often linked to too much sugar intake, although there may be some genetic causes that go along with it. But obesity is also partly a result of too much sugar intake. Here in the UK, we are experiencing an epidemic of both problems. Many times, it affects our young ones, who seem to be genetically inclined to want sugary things. Manufacturers are more than happy to accommodate them, but the health consequences, when viewed over the long term, can be fairly dire. Have you ever tried weaning yourself off of sugar? Its not easy; its almost as if we have some sort of addiction to it. Personally, I know that sugar is bad for me, but that still doesnt stop me from putting a couple of teaspoons in my coffee every morning. I just wont give it up!

Sugar Is Sugar

Thats actually the favourite expression of one of my microbiologist friends, who says that it doesnt matter if youre using white sugar, brown sugar, honey, fructose, or anything else remotely related to sugar. Your body basically processes it the same way, and you can have the same health problems. Additionally, its one thing to know that you are consuming sugar, either in your tea or coffee or as part of one of those sodas you might love. But its another thing when the sugar contents are basically hidden from view. Items such as yogurt and many of those health snacks still have sugar in them, even though you think youre having a perfectly natural bite of something. What Action on Sugar wants to do is get manufacturers to gradually decrease the sugar content of their products so that, little by little and over several years, their products might contain 20% to 40% less sugar. After all, the public needs some time to adjust to the slightly changing taste of their favourite foods.

Staying Healthy

Among other things, sugar can wreak havoc on your skin, creating blotches or other imperfections which can be easily seen. Besides trying to eliminate the cause, which might be difficult, there is a practical solution at hand for the imperfections it causes. All you have to do is visit a salon that has gotten its hands on a microdermabrasion machine for sale and sign up for a series of treatments. The fine diamond particles will rejuvenate your face, leaving you looking healthy and youthful.

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Should You Be Afraid of Sugar?

To put it in simple terms, yes. In fact, you should run as far away from sugar as you can. However, in our modern society, thats not so easy. First of all, a large number of foods that we buy actually have sugar in them, even if we dont suspect a thing. Naturally, a soda, especially if its not the “diet” kind, will have a tremendous amount of sugar in it. But so do the so-called diet versions. How about sugar in your bread? You never thought that would sneak up on you, did you? And yet, more often than not, its there. Now, a group of health experts have formed an organisation called Action on Sugar in an effort not only to educate the public, but also to get food manufacturers to slowly begin reducing the sugar content of their products.

Whats the Problem?

Well, to start with, too much sugar can lead to some fairly nasty health problems. Diabetes is most often linked to too much sugar intake, although there may be some genetic causes that go along with it. But obesity is also partly a result of too much sugar intake. Here in the UK, we are experiencing an epidemic of both problems. Many times, it affects our young ones, who seem to be genetically inclined to want sugary things. Manufacturers are more than happy to accommodate them, but the health consequences, when viewed over the long term, can be fairly dire. Have you ever tried weaning yourself off of sugar? Its not easy; its almost as if we have some sort of addiction to it. Personally, I know that sugar is bad for me, but that still doesnt stop me from putting a couple of teaspoons in my coffee every morning. I just wont give it up!

Sugar Is Sugar

Thats actually the favourite expression of one of my microbiologist friends, who says that it doesnt matter if youre using white sugar, brown sugar, honey, fructose, or anything else remotely related to sugar. Your body basically processes it the same way, and you can have the same health problems. Additionally, its one thing to know that you are consuming sugar, either in your tea or coffee or as part of one of those sodas you might love. But its another thing when the sugar contents are basically hidden from view. Items such as yogurt and many of those health snacks still have sugar in them, even though you think youre having a perfectly natural bite of something. What Action on Sugar wants to do is get manufacturers to gradually decrease the sugar content of their products so that, little by little and over several years, their products might contain 20% to 40% less sugar. After all, the public needs some time to adjust to the slightly changing taste of their favourite foods.

Staying Healthy

Among other things, sugar can wreak havoc on your skin, creating blotches or other imperfections which can be easily seen. Besides trying to eliminate the cause, which might be difficult, there is a practical solution at hand for the imperfections it causes. All you have to do is visit a salon that has gotten its hands on a microdermabrasion machine for sale and sign up for a series of treatments. The fine diamond particles will rejuvenate your face, leaving you looking healthy and youthful.

Image attributed to: Freedigitalphotos.net stockimages

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