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Is Sugar That Bad?

Is Sugar That Bad?

Tracey Mallett

'Tis the season for sweets galore! There is so much temptation this time of year. And for those of you who want to feel like you're not missing out, but don't want to fall off your healthy eating plan, I've got a healthy holiday dessert recipe to share!  But first, let me offer you a voice of reason on the topic of sugar and sugar cravings. 
 
If you’ve spent any amount of time online looking for healthy diet ideas, you’ve probably come across some articles about the dangers of sugar. 

Let’s clear up some misconceptions about sugar, starting with properly defining it.  First off, there are two types of sugars: added sugars, which are found in processed junk food like cookies, cakes, donuts, cereals, ice-cream, soda and coffee drinks.

The American Heart Association recommends women limit their consumption of added sugars to 100 calories a day, which is about 6 teaspoons. And 150 calories a day for men, which is about 9 teaspoons.  Eating too much sugary junk food is metabolically damaging, causes cardiovascular disease, inflammation, nutrient deficiencies, blood sugar imbalances and insulin resistance – which is a pre-curser to type 2 diabetes.

 

So, the answer is… yes! It is absolutely true that added sugars are harmful and should be reduced and limited to a very small portion of our diet.

 

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Wishing you an amazing Holiday with your friends and family, I hope you all take some time to be present and enjoy the beautiful gift of being in the moment.

 

Life is special, don't take this time for granted. Thank you for always being supportive and letting me help you guide you on the path of longevity. Hope we can spend more time together in the New Year!

 

Happy, Healthy Holidays
 
Greg Sterner, Licensed Physical Therapist, Certified Nutrition Specialist, Owner
Fitness Together Point Loma
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