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Sugar is a fantastic substance. It is something that is naturally tasty to most humans, and it adds a whole range of flavor even to savory and salty dishes. However, sugar is slightly addictive, and if you are used to having sugar, you will continue to expect more sugar! Sugar detox allows you to flush all of the sugar out of your body, giving you a chance to start fresh. Instead of craving sugar, you will be able to look at it objectively and to decide if it is something you really want.



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Date de parution 22 juillet 2014
Nombre de lectures 2
EAN13 9781633835450
Langue English

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Table of Contents
Is it Time for a Sugar Detox?
The Art Of The Sugar Detox
Sugar Detox
The Truth about Sugar Detox
Is It Time For A Sugar Detox?
How to Cleanse The Body of Excess Sugar Naturally
By: Lisa Patrick

Chapter 1- Why is a Sugar Detox Necessary?
Refined sugar, in excess, has been linked to a number of different ailments, including weight gain, and an increased risk for liver and heart disease, and many others. Sugar is found in everything from breakfast cereals and bread, to many condiments such as ketchup and barbeque sauce, and even health foods such as protein bars and yogurt! Simple sugars, the natural sugars found in milk or whole fruits, have not been shown to exhibit the same affects on the body as refined sugars. This is because the protein, nutrients and fiber in milk and fruits slows down the consumption of sugar into the blood stream. So, please note, the word "sugar" refers to refined sugars only.

Refined Sugars
Sugar can sometimes be masked in many of the foods you consume. Because it is worded under different names other than "sugar", you may have a hard time recognizing sugar in your diet. Below is a list of some of the words used to describe sugar in food products. Be especially mindful if any of these ingredients are listed as the first few ingredients! As a general rule, the farther away these ingredients are the better. This simply means, the farther away the ingredient is, the less of the ingredient used in the product.
Evaporated Cane Juice
Brown rice syrup
Agave nectar
High fructose corn syrup
Malt syrup
Evaporated cane juice
Sugar and Weight Gain
Sugar causes insulin, the hormone responsible for excess energy to be stored as fat, levels to increase, thus leading to an increased number of fat cells, thus leading to an increase in body weight. Sugar can also contribute to weight gain, because it does not contain nutrients; it is an empty calorie, therefore, you can consume large amounts of it, without feeling "satisfied."
Sugar and Liver Disease
Sugar and alcohol have been shown to have the same affects on the liver. Research shows evidence that fructose and glucose in excess, can have the same toxic affect on the liver as ethanol, the alcohol in alcoholic drinks. This means that sugar too, can slowly deteriorate of the liver.
Sugar and Heart Disease
Research has shown that a specific molecule, glucose metabolite glucose 6-phosphate, in sugar can adversely affect the pumping mechanism of the heart, thus increasing your chances of heart failure. When too much sugar is built up, GPS adds up, causing more stress on the heart. According to the Center for Disease Control, more than half the people diagnosed with heart disease, die within a year.
Sugar and other Ailments
As sugar causes dips in insulin levels, sugar has been linked to mood swings, depression, migraines, and poor eyesight. Sugar has also been linked to auto immune diseases such as (arthritis and multiple sclerosis), gout, and osteoporosis.
Sugar Addiction
Because sugar can induce a "feel good" high, it can cause you to crave it, which can lead to a sugar addiction. In fact, sugar has even been compared to a drug, in that it gives you a "high," then just like a drug when it wears off, cause you to crash and become fatigued. The American Heart Association recommends a daily sugar intake of no more than about 100 calories, or 6 teaspoons, for women, and about 150 calories, or 9 teaspoons, for men. But, even then, the daily consumption of even a small amount of sugar can lead to increased sugar tolerance, which puts you at risk for consuming even more sugar.
Before you know it, you have become one of the candidates for many of the sugar related ailments listed above. Some signs you are addicted to sugar include: you may let loose and eat more than you planned, you may feel bad when you miss your daily "sugar fix," you may have low blood sugar symptoms such as feeling nervous, shaky or have a cold sweat. If by chance, you have found yourself in one of these situations, because of high sugar consumption and want to get out, a sugar detox can help.
Why Sugar Detox
A Sugar detox can help eliminate sugar from your body, and help reduce your cravings for sugar. It can also help you develop more healthy eating habits, by slowly eliminating your sugar intake, replacing high, sugary sweets with vegetables, fruits, and other healthier choices, which will help detox, or flush, sugar from your body. Once you have succeeded at reducing your sugar cravings, you can slowly begin to incorporate healthy sugars back into your life, which is occasionally, and not every day. In fact, it is said that once you start to incorporate sugar back into your diet, the sugary treats that used to just taste sweet, will taste even sweeter, which makes you want less of it.
4 Step Plan to Eliminating Sugar in Your Life
Step 1: Identify hidden sugar. Be cautious of food labels in your home and grocery store, checking the labels for hidden sugars. Then get rid of and steer clear of them.
Step 2: Replace all high sugar and processed foods, with more healthier choices, such as high quality protein, whole grains, whole fruits, whole vegetables, and other low sugar products.
Step 3: Make a conscious effort to avoid sugary foods. You may find this hard at first, but hang in there! If you find yourself craving sugar, simply find an activity to do that will exert your attention from it, such as doing yard work or calling a supportive friend!
Step 4: Plan for Success! Since there are no quick fixes to anything, the best way to eliminate sugar addiction and its ailments, is to plan a healthy lifestyle. This means cautiously choosing to avoid sugar in your daily diet.

Chapter 2- The Main Rules of the Sugar Detox
Today, individuals consume more than an average amount of sugar in one day. The amount of sugar individual’s consume is actually pretty scary. We are consuming an unhealthy amount of sugar, without even realizing it. When an individual consumes too much sugar they normally have weight issues such as; gaining weight or even becoming obese. It is important to keep tabs on how much sugar you consume on a daily basis.
When people are consuming a high amount of sugar, they tend to not get the nutrition they need in their diet. Are you an individual who is trying to live a healthier life? Looking to lose weight as well? Then you should look into doing a sugar detox; there are different types of sugar detox challenges an individual can partake in, and even do a detox for the rest of their life, depending on your outlook. Do you think you could do it and aim towards a healthier diet?
When an individual is to do a sugar detox they are able to cleanse their body from excess sugar and other toxins. With sugar detox an individual is able to clear out the bad in their body, without starving their self. After a sugar detox an individual will feel better about their well being. They will have more energy, and be able to get around better. Sugar detox can help individuals who are dealing with; cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, and even diabetes. With sugar detox an individual can also save money; food that is high in sugar is more expensive than foods that have a low amount of sugar.
This diet seems perfect, however there are cons to the sugar detox that an individual needs to be aware of. An individual will have to give up their eating habits, which can be hard and seem almost impossible. In order for an individual to complete a sugar detox they have to be able to discipline themselves and break their old habits. Breaking eating habits can be hard, and an individual will need to overcome their cravings for sweets, which is the biggest con of this detox.

In order to complete a sugar detox or live a sugar detox life, you have to know how to control your cravings. Instead of wanting something sweet, create something sweet, such as; homemade bread with honey. This will give you that sweet taste, without breaking your detox. Including natural foods into your diet will allow your detox to go smoother. An individual would need to surround themselves with healthy natural food, and throw out all of the food that is high in sugar.
This can break cravings, knowing that you have nothing sweet in your home, will allow you to crave what you do have. A lot of individuals crave sweet high sugary foods when they are feeling emotional. Sugary foods tend to make emotional problems go away, however the end results actually make the individual feel worse, due to what their body just consumed. It is important not to eat your emotions, instead deal with them. If you try and eat your emotions away you are never going to be able to complete a sugar detox.
When it comes to a sugar detox it is important for individual to follow rules, just like with any detox. However, this cleanse does involve you eating, not drinking a fruit drink for three days like other cleanses. Do not think of this detox as a diet, think of it as a life change. If you think the detox is a diet, you will just end up quitting it after you have reached a certain goal weight. Instead of eating healthy for a short period of time, eat healthy the rest of your life.
With a sugar detox it is important to eliminate all of the sugar from your diet, along with getting rid of processed food that contains sugar. Do not eat more than two servings of fruit a day. Eat two healthy (non-sugar) snacks. Only prepare healthy and natural foods. When an individual is trying to detox from sugary it is important to take it a day at a time, and keep tabs on the sugar that you consume each day. Do not stop sugar right away, because there could be possible side effects. Start to eliminate sugar a little at a time for a week. Once that week is up then eliminate sugar from your diet as much as possible.
When trying to do a sugar detox it is important to eliminate as much sugar as you can, however it is known to be impossible to eliminate all sugar. Sugar is in almost everything we eat, some sugar is in products naturally, while others are added. When buying food at the store, it is important to look for sugar free products. Healthy foods for this detox include; milk, lean protein, Vegetables, Yogurt (plain), cheese, beans, whole grains, and fruit. It is important to stay away from; soda pop, alcohol, crackers, dried fruit, chips, condiments, Ice cream, and cookies. Basically anything with a sweet sugary taste, an individual who is trying to detox from sugar, needs to stay away from.
When you are trying to cut sugar out of your life, then you need to learn how to control yourself. With this new life style it is all about control and discipline. If you are an individual who thinks this life style for you, then that is great. In order to make sure you follow through with this detox you can; make a list of healthy food, plan out your meals ahead of time, always read the ingredients of something before you buy it, prepare your own means, along with making out a grocery list before going to a grocery store.
This will help an individual obtain an almost free sugar life, along with a healthier life. This detox allows people to feel as if they have complete control over their life by deciding what goes into their bodies. If you are an individual who is interested in a sugar detox, you should try it, and stick to it. Nothing is impossible, just set your mind to doing it, and you will do it. Never give up on something you want.

Chapter 3- Why Sugar is Addictive
Let’s face it: sugar and all the pastries, cookies and cakes that contain it, can be pretty irresistible. However, like so many of the vices that give us instant gratification-such as smoking and alcohol-we know that sugar is detrimental to our health which brings up a pretty important question. It is easy to recognize the addictive nature of smoking and alcohol, but does sugar fall into a similar category?
Endocrinologist Dr. Robert Lustig thinks so, and he’s gone so far as to relate sugars addictive nature to that of a more powerful drug, such as cocaine. Lustig’s research has shown that over-consumption of sugar can lead to heart disease, cancer, type-2 diabetes and obesity. His research has also shown that the average American consumes about a third of a pound of sugar on a daily basis. Like any major drug, there are chemical occurrences triggered by sugar. As we consume it, a chemical known as “dopamine” is released. This chemical controls the pleasure center in the brain. So, it is not at all unthinkable to recognize that our mind’s desire for pleasure and euphoria may lead to a dependency on dopamine-triggering substances such as sugar.
Perhaps it would be wise to recognize sugar’s overwhelming influence on the past in order to truly understand its power. Sugar has been a staple on world-trade throughout history and was one the major crops grown on plantations in early America. Because sugar is native to South and Southeast Asia, when Europeans eventually discovered it, sugar was heralded as an expensive luxury item to be bought and sold at a hefty price.

Sugar’s innate ability to cause instant gratification through the release of dopamine made it a remarkable discovery. In the late seventeenth century, sugar had developed into a common item after its growth and production spread. Because it was no longer restricted to the wealthy, consumption of sugar increased dramatically, making sugar just as household an item as bread. Sugar had become a major part of world culture and it would remain that way to the present.
So, why exactly is sugar so enjoyable? Aside from the dopamine release, there are other factors linked to our insatiable need for it. Though it is socially understood that sugar is bad for our health, it does not prevent us from craving it. When we eat sugar, the glucose is absorbed through our intestines and then distributed to the cells in the rest of our body.
Our brains contain neurons, which process and transmit information, and glucose plays a significant role in their activity. When glucose spreads through our body via cells, it reaches our neurons and acts as fuel. It is because of this relationship between our neurons and glucose that our desire for sugar has become an evolutionary drive for survival. Even in our earliest stages, our brain recognizes the potential that glucose can have on our mood and production, which is why babies and children desire sugar more than adults.
As a recent study from Washington University suggests, a child’s preference for sweet tastes over other flavors is linked to the wellbeing. A child that desires higher-calorie foods means he or she has a better chance for survival. It is absolutely ingrained in us to want to keep ourselves alive, and so, the more we consume the more we prevent ourselves from dying due to starvation and malnutrition. However, the major problem with this is-especially in modern societies-first world countries have an abundance of food, so the evolutionary trait for consumption at such a high level is not totally necessary. It is because of this trait that we have grown dependent on resources such as sugar that ensure our survival.
It is important to recognize whether or not you may have an addiction to sugar if it is to be combated. One of the most prominent ways to tell is to consider whether or not you regularly desire to consume sugary foods even when you are not actually hungry. Your body recognizes when it is fully satisfied-even though it takes twenty minutes or so after you eat-however, should there still be a desire for sugary foods upon satisfying your hunger, it may be the addiction talking, rather than a need to eat more.
Food is supposed to give you energy, not take it away. If you overeat and then promptly feel sluggish and lazy, it is usually because of a drop in your blood sugar levels. Your body naturally produces insulin. However, overconsumption of sugar causes insulin levels to spike, which in-turn causes your brain to temporarily repress its activity.
Another way to figure out if you have an addiction to sugar is to notice its influence on your mood. If sugar consumption is the only way to feel any sense of joy or happiness, and/or it influences your social life, you may be addicted.
Sugar affects your health, so if you have a been told by a medical professional that your sugar intake has led to heart disease or type-2 diabetes, you should definitely consider that your desire for sugary and sweet foods may be the foundation of an underlying addiction.
It may seem difficult to break an addiction to sugar, especially considering how irresistible it can be. While struggling with an addiction seems like an uphill battle, it may be helpful to know there are ways to curb your addiction. The American Heart Association recommends we keep our sugar intake at a healthy level. It is recommended to limit the amount you consume to seven-percent, or about six teaspoons of your daily diet. It is satisfying to note that fully abstaining from sugar consumption may not be totally necessary, unless instructed otherwise by a doctor. While it takes a level of self-control, the best method is to make sure you are not eating sugar to make yourself happy, but rather as a treat or reward when you achieve a specific goal.

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