Episode 10: Added Sugar, YOLO & It’s Hidden Effects on Your Long-Term Health

YOLO (you only live once). It may be a ‘fun’ common way to say ‘live a little’ – but we actually take it’s meaning – Quite Literally. As nurses, we’ve seen too much. & We’ve seen the long term effects poor lifestyle choices can have long-term.

 

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SERIOUS QUESTION:

How much sugar have you eaten today? Truly take a minute to think about it.

Google it – Look into it. Use that information & go from there.

Information is Power.

& we want to give you your Power back.

What you do with this information is up to you.

 

SUGAR

It’s known to cause cavities, diabetes (type 2) and weight gain when consumed in high amounts on a regular basis. But, DID YOU KNOW –it has now also been linked to digestive issues such as leaky gut and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, high blood pressure, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, dementia and has even been linked to increase the likelihood and growth rate of certain cancers.

If we told you, you had the power to take your health back and do your best to prevent these above mentioned diseases solely by paying attention to what you’re eating …. Would you do something about it? Change your habits? Switch up your morning routine? Maybe skip the coffee & donut combo every single morning and reach for something more nutritious on most days?

How much sugar have you eaten today? Truly take a minute to think about it.

Google it – Look into it. Turn the package around.

It’s recommended that women consume no more than 25grams of ADDED sugar on a daily basis. (For men – the recommended amount is no more than 30 grams – max.)

Use that information & go from there.

Information is Power.

& We want to give you your Power back.

 

What you do with this information is up to you.

 

 

We’re not promoting drastic lifestyle changes here –

What we’re doing is providing the information you should have been told about a long time ago. It’s up to you what you do with it. Find motivation in it. Dig a litte deeper and just begin to become aware of what is actually in the food you’re eating.

Added Sugar is about so much more than having a “sweet tooth” or putting on a “few extra pounds”. It’s estimated that 80% of the processed/packaged food today has added sugar in it. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) it’s recommended that adult women consume no more than 25g of added sugar daily, and for men that number is a little bit more generous – recommending 30g of added sugar daily, at the maximum.

It’s ok to eat less than that on most days & a little more on special occasions   – we just want you to become a little more aware of how much you are ACTUALLY eating – on a daily basis.

Lastly, you should know – digesting large amounts of sugar (in the form of fructose) can be taxing on the liver.

It’s now the leading cause of liver disease. It’s called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease … because previously – liver disease was solely associated with alcoholics due to long term damage of filtering the alcohol they were consuming in large amounts, regularly.

Children are being diagnosed with this disease too – & in our opinion – this is unfair, and is also completely preventable in most cases.

Added sugar is truly an unnecessary part of our daily diet.

Instead, it should be enjoyed only ‘every now and then’ . Truly, set aside for special occasions – and yet somehow it seems to be slipping into our lives, on a daily basis, in much larger quantities than most of us are aware of.

 

We hope you enjoyed this episode & We can’t wait to hear what you think!

If you haven’t already … please be sure to leave us a rating & review on iTunes or comment below with any feedback, questions or comments you may have!

 

– Briana Reesing & Laura Gluck – 

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3 Replies to “Episode 10: Added Sugar, YOLO & It’s Hidden Effects on Your Long-Term Health”

    1. raw, unpasteurized, local honey is always best. Depending on where you live – we highly recommend visiting your local farmers market if available and asking the farmers!

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