A healthy warning for everyone about the dangers in consuming excessive sugar.
Heading in to our winter months, I must personally control the urge to have dark chocolates and the like. But like everything else, so long as you keep things in moderation then it should not be a problem. (yes, I know – what does ‘moderation’ mean? But surely you can see the signs yourself.)
This bit of the article is worth reproducing here as reminder for all:
Tips to stop the aging/sugar cycle:
- Reduce and ultimately eliminate processed sugar (so no soft drinks, added sugar, cakes, biscuits).
- Read up about low GI foods – these are foods lower in sugar and where the chemical balance reduces sugar hits on your system.
- Dietitian Kara Landau says “antioxidant rich foods such as deep coloured fruits, vegetables and legumes, nuts and spices can all help reduce inflammation.”
- “If you need to add sugar, natural honey is a better option, as is stevia,” says endocrinologist Dr Sophie Chan.
- One final incentive? Keep a photo diary of yourself over six months as you wean yourself off sugar. Most people are surprised at how much fresher – and younger they look.