Sugar! What’s all the hype about?
The average American has 22 to 30 teaspoons of sugar each day. That’s an extra 350 to 480 calories in sugar — more than three times the recommended daily amount.
But sugar affects more than an increase in calories. Sugar affects organs throughout the body, including increasing your risk of heart and liver disease. It can even affect your ability to think and even the way your skin looks.
People who eat a lot of sugar are much more likely to become obese or overweight, no matter what age — even children. In fact, children who have a sugar-sweetened drink everyday have a 60 percent greater chance of becoming obese.
Even though sugar tastes great and makes you feel good at the moment, the crash after the sugar high can increase your risk of depression.
Sugar helps cause cavities!!
Sugar is exactly what the bad bacteria in your mouth need to grow and cause cavities. That means extra trips to our office. And while we love seeing you, we want to keep your visits to maintaining healthy teeth and gums and helping your total well-being!
Excerpts taken from The Effects of Sugar at excellenceinfitness.com
I LOVE SUGAR! What Can I Do?
One of the easiest things to start with is changing the amount of pop, juice and yes, even energy drinks you have.