Dr. Oz Challenge: Sugar Detox Challenge

There’s no sugarcoating the facts. Excess sugar consumption puts your body in danger of many potentially fatal conditions.

Know Your Risk

Learn the top 4 reasons why sugar should get the boot from your diet.

1. High Blood Pressure– Normal nitric oxide levels keep blood vessels healthy and open. Too much sugar in your diet decreases nitric oxide levels, causing blood vessels to become narrow, which causes high blood pressure and an increased risk for cardiac disease.

2. High Cholesterol– People who consume too much sugar are more likely to have lower levels of HDL, or good cholesterol, higher levels of LDL, or bad cholesterol, and higher levels of triglycerides, or blood fats. This clogs up arteries and blood vessels, leading to heart disease.

3. Liver Disease– A diet high in sugar is believed to exacerbate fatty liver disease.Too much sugar spikes insulin and drives fat into the liver cells,which causes inflammation and scarring, eventually causing the liver to become cirrhotic.

4. Insulin Resistance -When sugar enters the body, insulin opens the door to allow sugar into the cells. However, when there are continuous sugar spikes, insulin becomes less effective. Sugar can’t get into the cells and become“stuck” in the body, producing toxic effects that lead to obesity and the threat of diabetes.  Removing sugar from the diet has been the best thing I have ever done. I have more energy and less cravings.

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Originally published at Dr.OZ.com

Jill’s Fit Tip Tuesday! Ditch the Sugar Addiction

With diabetes on the increase it’s time we start changing our relationship with sugar. I had to totally give up sugar to lose 100 pounds. It’s hard but so worth it in the end. By no means am I perfect I still stumble. The difference is now I have the knowledge. Once you do even when you stumble you quickly realize what you need to change to get back to the basics and stay away from sugar as much as possible.

One of the most important things you can do is learn about Alternative Sweeteners.
Consider alternatives like Agave nectar, made from the blue agave cactus grown in Mexico, or Stevia, a non-caloric herb from Paraguay. I use the stevia drops and love them on my oatmeal and I cook with it as well. Really try to stay away from artificial sweeteners. They are not good for you. They can cause severe gastrointestinal problems. NOT a fun outcome just from eating something sweet.

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