Sugar is one of the most harmful ingredients you can put in your body but it’s
something many of us eat far too much of. According to the latest stats from the
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the average American eats 76.7g of sugar
every day – the equivalent of 19 teaspoons per day. Below we’ll be discussing
five of the main reasons you should limit your consumption of sugar.
It Has No Nutritional Value
One of the biggest reasons to avoid refined sugar is that it contains no vitamins,
minerals or antioxidants. These nutrients are found in almost every healthy,
natural food and are essential for your body’s survival. They support all the
internal processes in your body, protect against illness and allow you to perform
at your peak.
Eating too much refined sugar often stops you getting the vitamins, minerals and
antioxidants your body needs from your diet and causes nutrient deficiencies.
These nutrient deficiencies can cause you to feel sluggish, affect how you
perform and lead to serious health problems.
It Disrupts Your Energy Levels
Sugar enters the bloodstream quickly and causes a rapid surge in energy levels,
followed by a rapid crash. While the initial sugar high may give you a few
minutes of increased energy and focus, the overall impact of these constant
fluctuations in energy caused by eating too much refined sugar is negative. It
makes it very difficult to concentrate for long periods of time, causes you to
become unproductive and makes you feel lethargic.