I thought it interesting that after I did all that reading and posted about sugar that I got an email all about overcoming sugar addictions. So just in case you were as curious as I was, I thought I’d share it with you. You can jump to the article here at Spark People.
And once again, if you don’t care to read the whole article, here’s a few pieces I thought were interesting:
According to the USDA, the average American consumed 151 pounds of sugar in 1999—an all time high. Since then, consumption has dropped slightly and in 2010 the average American consumed 132 pounds. (To put that into perspective, consider that the number was just 4 pounds in the year 1700.)
We all know sugar is linked to Type II Diabetes and heart disease, but…
Sugar intake has also been linked to depression, migraines, poor eyesight, autoimmune diseases (such as arthritis, and multiple sclerosis), gout and osteoporosis.
If only it didn’t taste so good! But I have found what the article says to be true, that as you decrease your intake of it, you decrease your tolerance. I never appreciated raisins and dried figs like I have been these days. What are some healthy ways that you satisfy your sweet tooth?