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  • Look at these cute little guys. So sweet and delicious. You just wanna eatem up, right?

  • That’s the problem. We consume so much sugar these days, that it’s killing us. Seriously.

  • You see, sugar is everywhere. It’s in all the usual suspects but you might not realize

  • that it’s in a lot of other foods. Did you know that our daily intake averages 95 grams?

  • That might not sound like a lot, but it adds up to 77 pounds of added sugar every year.

  • Now look at The American Heart Association’s daily recommendations, it’s no wonder 1

  • in 3 adults and 1 in 5 kids are obese. It’s not just because sugar tastes good; it’s

  • also addictive. Consuming iteven thinking about itcauses a euphoric effect that

  • triggers the production of dopamine in your brain, a neurotransmitter that controls pleasure

  • and is responsible for reward motivated behavior. Studies show sugar is as addictive as alcohol

  • or cocaine. And it’s hard to avoid. There are about 600,000 different packaged food

  • items in grocery stores todayand 80% of them contain added sugars. But what we

  • drink could be our biggest problem. Guzzle just one of these beverages and you've more

  • than filled your daily recommended sugar allowance. It's tricky. Did you know that food manufacturers

  • use more than 30 different names for the most common sugars? So what’s the problem? Well,

  • sugars are carbohydrates that are roughly half glucose and half fructose. Consuming

  • glucose makes your pancreas secrete a hormone called insulin, which, among other things,

  • causes your body to store fat. Your liver deals with the fructose, but it can’t do

  • it in the quantities many of us consume today. It releases some of it as fat, but most of

  • that backs up in your liver cells. Now youve got a condition called insulin resistance.

  • Youre secreting more and more insulin in response to all the carbs in your diet and

  • even the proteins. The result you get fatter, and you get fatty build-up in your now inflamed

  • arteries. You're what some doctors call metabolically disturbed. Your body can no longer regulate

  • itself. Eventually it will kill you! Along the way, your pancreas might give out and

  • youll become diabetic. And there’s reason to believe that metabolic disturbances cause

  • high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, and of course, obesity. Well, the good news

  • is that there are 5 simple things you can do to avoid and reverse the damage: Number

  • 1, avoid sugary drinks. All that glucose and fructose literally is an assault on your system.

  • Give tea or carbonated water a try. Something besides processed sugar water. Why drink all

  • your calories? Number 2, read labels carefully. Yes, processed foods are convenientbut

  • often theyre loaded with sugar and provide little nutrition. Number 3, exercise a little.

  • It may not seem like much but a daily ½ hour walk helps reduce stress and control your

  • blood sugar (and cravings). Number 4, don’t trust processedlow-fatfoods. Guess

  • what? The missing fat is usually replaced by salt and sugar. And your body just converts

  • the added sugar into fat after you eat. And number 5, eat more fiber. Try to eat at least

  • 25-30 grams of fiber every day. Fiber rich foods typically are high in vitamins and antioxidants

  • and keep you feeling full longer. Hey, it just comes down to making smarter choices.

  • The foods you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the

  • slowest form of poison.

Look at these cute little guys. So sweet and delicious. You just wanna eatem up, right?

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