You can only ignore the effects of sugar for so long. Eventually they will show up. Dr. Nancy Appleton refers to 146 conditions and diseases that are directly connected to sugar.

Of the 6,000 grocery items available to us in the modern food marketplace, 80% of them have sugar in them, so it can seem impossible to avoid.

When a substance is that hard to avoid and tastes so good in the moment, it makes it difficult to really look at the impact it can have, and it can be really scary. The implications of NOT looking, however, are much scarier.

The good news is that many of these effects can be addressed with lifestyle. Knowing what sugar does to your body is empowering knowledge to have because lifestyle diseases are preventable and reversible. So let’s take a look at some of the most prominent ones that you may not know are connected to sugar consumption:

  1. Libido

The more sugar you eat, the more dampened your libido. This means that getting off of sugar can actually improve your sex life

2. High blood pressure and bad cholesterol

If you’re currently taking a medication to treat either one of these. Give yourself 7-10 days and get off of the white stuff, not just white sugar but white flours as well. This will impact your readings dramatically in a positive way.

3. Alzheimer’s

Now being called, diabetes of the brain, Alzheimer’s is now conclusively linked to sugar consumption. This may be due to the excess systemic inflammation that sugar consumption causes not only in the body but in the brain as well. Everything is connected.

4. Behavioral & attention deficit issues

Especially in children, sugar can have highly detrimental effects on attention disorders and behavioral issues. It is no wonder that these issues are on the rise all the while their little bodies are being pumped with processed sugar. Many sites may try to refute this connection, however, take your child off of sugar for a week and watch. They may have some difficulties the first few days but watch as their behavior changes dramatically in the absence of that addictive and mood altering white stuff.

5. Diabetes (Type 2)

Do not let anyone convince you that you need to be on a drug for the rest of your life in order to manage Type 2 Diabetes. It is REVERSIBLE with diet and lifestyle change and inherently connected to sugar consumption.

Now that you’re armed with the knowledge, you have a choice to make. Remain a victim of circumstance or empower yourself with change and examine the impact sugar is having on your life. When you’re ready to take the next step, Sweet Freedom is here to help.