10 March 2015

No-Sugar Weight Loss Plan: Where Sugar Is Hiding In Your Diet?

I never put sugar in my drink. I used to drink my coffee with loads of creamer. No sugar. I am not very fond of sugar and sweet things. I love salty foods.
No-Sugar Weight Loss Plan: Where Sugar Is Hiding In Your Diet?

Just because you do not add sugar to your beverages, doesn't mean you are off the hook. Many people consider their daily intake of sugar to be low because most of the time they don’t add sugar to their food or beverages. But majority of the public does not realize that there is hidden sugar in our food. Small amount of sugar is acceptable but when eaten in excess can harm our body.

20 Harmful Effects of Sugar

  1. Sugar can lead to obesity in both children and adult. 
  2. Sugar can cause tooth decay. 
  3. Sugar can cause learning disorders in school children. 
  4. Sugar can cause premature aging. 
  5. Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis. 
  6. Sugar contributes to saliva acidity. 
  7. Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity, a stepping stone towards metabolic syndrome and diabetes. 
  8. Sugar can lower the amount of Vitamin E in the blood. 
  9. Sugar can decrease the amount of growth hormones in the body. 
  10. Sugar can increase cholesterol.
  11. Sugar can increase the size of the liver by making the liver cells divide.
  12. Sugar can cause fatigue, moodiness, nervousness, and depression. 
  13. Sugar can make many essential nutrients less available to cells. 
  14. Sugar can increase uric acid in blood. 
  15. Sugar can increase the amount of liver fat. 
  16. Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney.
  17. Sugar can suppress your immune system. 
  18. Sugar is highly addictive.  
  19. Sugar can give you cancer. 
  20. Sugar doesn't fill you up and instead encourages you to eat more.

Foods and Beverages with Hidden Sugars 

Weight Loss: Names for sugar you may not know
Disguise: Names for sugar that you may not know
1. Soda - Everyone knows that soda is packed with sugar. A typical 20oz (600ml) soda contains 16 packet of sugar. Drinking one soda each day can shorten a white blood cell's telomere, which is often linked to human lifespan.

2. Refined or processed foods - White foods like white flour, white rice, and white pasta act like sugar in the body. They spike blood sugar but we don't think them as a sugar. We should substitute with better options like brown, or as they call it, whole-grain rice instead of white rice.

3. Packaged and processed foods - It is in bread, ketchup, salad dressing, pasta sauce, many labeled whole grain cereals, flavored or fruited yogurt (especially those with clusters), ready-to-eat foods (i.e. frozen meals, canned foods or pre-packaged snacks) BBQ, marinades and more. These foods are full of sugar but hidden by all sorts of name.

Next, I'd like to hear from you. Do you prefer sweet or salty? How do you tame your sweet tooth? Share in the comments.

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1 comment:

  1. Guys, I am looking for some Green drink recipes as I want to take it in morning. Actually, I don’t have time to do exercise, so I think I should take Green drink for a good health.


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