Sugar tastes amazing.
However, the more AICA Atlanta’s Chiropractors learn about the health effects of sugar, the more we understand why it’s important to avoid it, especially if you have Diabetes.
Sugar Intake In The United States
According to Whole Health Source, the average American ingested six pounds of sugar per year back in 1820. Fast forward 96 years later, and Americans are now consuming approximately 130 pounds of sugar each and every year.
No wonder sugar tops the list of foods to avoid to protect your health!
Consuming excessive amounts of sugar has been linked to many diseases that range from hypertension and diabetes to depression and stroke.
Reducing Your Sugar Intake
Lessen the amount of sugar you consume is not just essential for maintaining ideal body weight, it’s also critical for avoiding long-term heart damage. Consuming excessive amounts of sugar increases your insulin response, which places a tremendous amount of stress on your pancreas.
Eventually, sugar turns into fat, which adds stress to your heart and causes inflammation to take place in the lining of your circulatory system.
Like any other type of adjustment, the Chiropractors at AICA Atlanta recommend slowly reducing the amount of sugar you consume to avoid experiencing some withdrawal reaction.
Try replacing the sugary foods and beverages you consume with special snacks that are naturally sweet and taste delicious. Replacing some candy bar with a piece of fruit allows you to increase the amount of fiber you consume, which will help you body process and digest natural sugars easier.
It’s important that people with diabetes avoid processed and packaged meals as these types of food tend to run high in sugar, sodium, and trans fats. Of course, people with diabetes should also try to avoid sugary beverages such as soda or energy shots. Although some drinks may carry labels that claim they are “diet” or of sugar, most of the time these labels are misleading.
Instead, just choose water.
Learn More About the Health Effects of Sugar and other Diabetes Management Tips from AICA Atlanta
You can learn more about the adverse health effects of sugar and how you can better manage your diabetes by scheduling a consultation with AICA Atlanta.
We are experienced at developing custom diet plans that help people with diabetes take control over their personal health by understanding what types of food they need to avoid or consume.
Our Chiropractors treat hundreds of diabetic patients throughout the greater Atlanta community and can work with your primary physician in ways that complement your ongoing regiment.
We are available 24/7 and can be contacted through our online submission form or by calling us at (404) 889-8828.