Sugar and wellness, not in the same sentence!

When you think about your day how much sugar do you think you consume? Do you add a teaspoon or two to your coffee, drink a sugary drink (red bull, chai tea, coke, sweet tea) or eat a sugary cereal?  How do you start your day?

Do you take a break and have a morning snack, a little pick me up or something to tide me over? Turn the package over and check out the sugar grams-uh oh!

During lunch do you have a sandwich, chips and a little desert-what are you eating?

We all get the 3:00 munchies or is it the 3:00 boredoms, I need to find something to do, let me see what I can find to much ons? What are you putting in your mouth and you still have a good part of your day yet to go!

You see if you take the time to read labels (just turn it over, easy) you begin to see a picture that you are painting. Did you know sugar is addictive? It’s true! So every time you mindlessly put something with sugar in your mouth you begin to crave your next sugar hit. The more you eat the more you want and there begins a downward spiral of health issues.

How do you know you are eating too much sugar? Weight gain, heart disease, diabetes, cravings, low energy, bloating, loss of skin elastin, insomnia and weakened immune system are all signs and symptoms that you can prevent or keep at bay. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the maximum amount of added sugars you should eat in a day are: Men: 150 calories per day (37.5 grams or 9 teaspoons) Women: 100 calories per day (25 grams or 6 teaspoons) June 28, 2018