Monday, August 12, 2013

Sugar Dangers!

Things are going as well as can be expected in this neck of the woods! Life is good, the weather is beautiful - but there is a lot of unavoidable stress with life: Chris travels a LOT, and we are SO busy on the weekends trying to catch up with house maintenance and life errands and social obligations that we don't really get a lot of great quality time together. It's tough and it's wearing on me. But I know it won't be like this forever. So just like I've been learning through all the other hard times, all I have to do is bear down and wait it out. It will get better!

Weight is the same, 122.5ish. Not much changing there!

So I was reading an article about sugar in National Geographic. I definitely know that processed sugar is bad for my body (by trial and error!) and that we, as a nation, eat wayyyyy too much sugar because it is in EVERYTHING that is processed (especially bread!).

I found it to be an interesting article thought. I learned why fructose is so bad for us. It says that fructose is "found in small amounts in fruits and vegetables" and that "fructose in excess is a health hazard. The glucose in sugar is metabolized throughout the body. But fructose is processed mainly in the liver into fats, which can build up there and also enter the blood. The resulting risks: obesity, hypertension, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes."


And fructose is in all types of sugars - all those creepy sugars in processed foods with weird, long, science-y names. And it is destroying our bodies!

I will say again and again and again: stay the hell away from high fructose corn syrup. Check ALL your labels. It is in bread and ketchup and bologna and cereal and all sorts of things. It should never pass your lips! Give it up.

Natural sugars are fine - fruits, honey, maple syrup. And delicious! Stick with those, protect your bodies.

It's an interesting article that goes into exactly how much more sugar we are eating now than 50 years ago, and what types of sugar, and where the sugars are found, etc, etc. Read it if you get a chance!

Have a great day, loves, namaste <3


  1. you should watch "sugar, the bitter truth" video on youtube.

  2. Natural sugars are fine, in VERY small doses. Don't be fooled into thinking some fructose is fine, because your body treats it just the same. The less, the better.

    hugs to you!

  3. My husband and I are working on going towards a clean eating approach--I know I have issues with sugar and these is just more proof that it's so dangerous to us!

  4. Such a great reminder! Thanks for linking up.

  5. I'm still trying to get my husband to stop buying junk but he does most of the shopping because I LOATHE walmart and they have the best prices so he goes...LOL And sugar is my guilty pleasure and def working on cutting it way down from how much I consume now.

  6. Sugar is seriously my enemy. I figured that out a long time ago. After struggling with sugar addiction I am doing my very best to keep my kids from the same path. And I avoid HFC completely. My son's asthma improved when I made a more concerted effort to limit his sugar and processed food intake. We're not perfect, but I know his dietary intake is much healthier than many kids.

  7. ... just reading in Women's Health Magazine, this article says it's actually bad for your mental health too.

    Alas ... I haven't been able to break my sugar addiction yet!

  8. Sugar is still winning the war with me, but I won't give up the fight.

  9. I try to stay away from sugars in all forms but yes the super chemical ones are sooo horrid. blah

  10. I have been off sugar for a while now. You just feel so much better when you don't put that poison into your body.

  11. Agree with Gwen here - avoid wherever possible. If you get the chance, read John Yudkin's recently re-published book 'Pure, White And Deadly: How sugar is killing us and what we can do to stop it'.