I learn something new about nutrition almost every week. In the last few weeks, I’ve been learning about sugar and how evil it is. I knew it was bad, but I didn’t realize just how bad it is.
Over the last week, I’ve been paying more attention to sugar. Why? Because it’s probably one of the worst things we can ingest. I just watched the documentary, Fed Up, where I learned about the different ways sugar is affecting our bodies, our population and contributing to the massive obesity problem here in the United States and abroad. Do you know what the recommended daily serving of sugar is for women? For men? For children?
Didn’t think so.
On top of that, do you know how much sugar you are consuming in a given day? Turns out, most of us are consuming way more sugar per day than we should. And this is one of the biggest reasons our waistlines are expanding. There have been studies that point to sugar playing a large role in devastating diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
Sugar is bad for business.
But, sugar is also everywhere, and while it’s very hard to avoid, you'll see why it's important to try your best. Your body will thank you later.
My next few posts will focus on the different aspects of sugar and how it plays a role in nutrition. Get ready to be scared and to think twice the next time you choose to put something sweet into your mouth...