Do you think of sugar when someone mentions the word addiction? 🤔 . Probably not right? We usually think of alcohol & drug addiction. But research in recent years have found that sugar lights up the reward system in our brain which in turn releases dopamine, which is a feel good hormone, just as it does when drugs are used. Activating this reward system by consuming sugar once in a while more than likely won’t cause too much of an imbalance. The problem arises when people consume too much sugar as most Americans do, and our reward system is constantly being activated which causes lots of problems like insulin resistance leading to diabetes, cognitive impairment, anxiety, depression, and obesity. . It’s no wonder that when you have a sugary food you usually end up craving more and more of it, and some people truly feel have no control of it. The daily recommended allowance for added sugars is about 6 teaspoons for women and 9 teaspoons for men per day. . How to reduce sugar intake: Eat more home cooked meals Avoid or limit packaged/processed foods Eat veggies and fruits as snacks Replace water for juice or sports drinks Read food labels for other names of sugar Don’t substitute real sugar for artificial sugar like Splenda, which is just as bad if not worse
To me one of the most important things is starting my day right, movement and deliciously healthy breakfasts are generally the best way. This mornings recipe, overnight apple cider vinegar soaked oats, blueberries and a Spoon Full 🥄 of Immunity
Day 1/31 🌱 Spelt with mixed vegetables for dinner 🥗 ⚊⚊⚊⚊⚊⚊⚊⚊⚊⚊ Yesterday I told you I have to follow a strict diet during the next 4 weeks. It's not going to be easy at all. Some of you might know about the invisible disease #candida which only gets better if you take medicine 3 weeks 3 times a day and follow those rules: 🔹no sugar at all 🔹no fruits (no fruit sugar) 🔹no wheat 🔹no alcohol Moreover I aim to loose 2kg pure body fat (~ 14 000 calories) and hit the gym 3 times per week.
Que tal esta delicia para esos antojos de media tarde? Brownie relleno con helado de proteina - SIN AZUCAR añadida - SIN GLUTEN - 12 gr de protiena Que esperas para probar esta delicia? Nota: Disponible solo en la sede Santa Marta.. Los esperamos!!! @mercadoverde_sm 🍃 #fit#healthy#sugarfree#glutenfree#cookielover#brownie#mercadoverde