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5 Reasons to Stay Away from Sugar

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Did you know? Sugar often sneaks its way into your diet through drinks like juice or sodas.

  1. Sugar causes the body to release more adrenaline, which has been linked to hyperactivity in young children.
  2. Ingesting sugar makes the pancreas work harder to produce insulin. Diabetes results when the overworked pancreas can no longer eliminate sugar from the bloodstream.
  3. Sugar increases mood swings, irritability and anxiety. If you’re already an anxious or stressed person, sugar won’t make your life any easier.
  4. Sugar has been known to compromise the immune system because it lowers the efficiency of white blood cells for a minimum of five hours.
  5. Eating sugar can decrease helpful high-density cholesterol (HDLs) and result in an increase in harmful cholesterol (LDLs).

Healthier Choices

Need to sweeten your food? Try adding raisins, dates or honey.

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