If it wasn’t sweet, I wasn’t eating it. I was so addicted to sugar! I would rather eat junk food than have a proper meal. The amount of sugar I added to my cereals and beverages was outrageous. It’s no surprise I was my dentist’s favourite visitor as a child. Lol!
Sugar has no essential nutrients; it just provides energy, both for us as human beings and for the bacteria in our mouth. Yes, It’s bad for our teeth. It is like an “energizer battery” that drives the bacteria in our mouths to cause tooth decay.
Sugar is also very addictive. It keeps telling your brain that you are hungry and need “sweets”. This kind of addiction differs from drug addiction because there are no withdrawal symptoms associated with this. So you keeping eating uncontrollably, and instead of eating something healthy, you go for the junk food.
Take a long look back; obesity was not common during the era of our grandparents because their diet consisted more of fresh food and hardly any processed sugar. These days, the reverse is the case. Even kids today are becoming obese because of all the processed sugar they consume. Furthermore, sugar has been known to promote the storage of fat, thus contributing to obesity and its associated complications. It has also been found to increase the blood cholesterol level and to reduce the level of the “good” cholesterol, as published in a study in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA). In essence, too much sugar increases the risk of diabetes.
In light of this, how do we help ourselves? How do we save generations to come?
Let’s get thinking people!
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