Following on from our last blog post about why excess sugar is best avoided we thought we would share with you in a little more detail what actually happens to sugar when we eat it.
Our bodies are designed to allow 1-2tsp of sugar into the blood stream at a time, when we eat sugar insulin is released to transport sugar out of the blood stream to stabilize sugar levels. Our bodies can cope with this perfectly fine, however the problem comes when we eat too much of the sweet stuff!
Excess quantities of sugar on a regular basis means our cells become lazy and resistant to insulin, meaning more sugar in our blood stream and this is what increases the risk of diabetes.
Excess sugar also becomes stored as fat usually around the waist and around our internal organs – this is what we really want to avoid, the fat we can’t see! Not only does the sugar store as fat, it can also attach to our cells as a lard, sticky substance which can increase the aging process – yes this would be the appearance of wrinkles too!
So how are you getting with reducing your sugar intake?? Hopefully we have given you enough information to help you with your ditching sugar journey.
Remember if cutting it out completely is likely to make you eat more, then go for the 80/20 rule, think small changes – you can do it we’re right behind you!!