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Are You a Sugar Addict?

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Sugar causes more than just tooth decay. It can be addictive.

Sugar is found not just in the sugar bowl and cakes and candies, but also in processed food?? and in meals. Americans ingests about 150 pounds of refined sugar a year, and the????? consequences can be serious, even fatal. ?Allergies, obesity, heart disease, cancer, arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, PMS, Chron’s disease, herpes, impotence and yeast infections are all induced by sugar.

Sugar dependency is a common symptom? we call it ?a sweet tooth?? But this seemingly innocuous and ubiquitous sweetener can be as addictive as morphine or heroin, more so because it is so common.

Sugar is addictive. Sugar stimulates the same neurological pathways as heroin or morphine. It?s withdrawal symptoms include depression, irritability, headache, restlessness and nervousness. The good news is health and well-being can be restored with a few dietary and lifestyle changes.

The first step is obviously to abstain from refined sugar. Also, reducing salt and dairy intake is important, since both cause the desire for sweets. Tea made from fennel, anise and licorice root are naturally sweet and stabilizes blood sugar levels.

Small amounts of protein every few hours soothes cravings as well.? Apples, artichokes, beets, green leafy vegetables and sweet potatoes are good choices for clearing the liver.

Breaking the ?sugar addiction? will make you feel energized, alert and healthier, and you?ll no longer have?that ?sweet tooth? we almost unconsciously feed. Less sugar in your diet will also improve your physical and emotional health.?The more you improve the condition of your body and mind, the less sugar you will crave.

A Specialty Care Services professional home care nurse can recommend?healthy diets and snacks as part of their duties. Providing healthy alternatives to ?junk food??, over-sweetened food and drinks will help?break a sugar addiction.

 

 

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