The Four Horsemen of Sweets
How Eating Too Much Sugar Can Harm Your Health
Sugar is highly prevalent in many of the foods we are used to eating every day. If we don’t add it ourselves, then it is already done for us in nearly all baked and manufactured products . This kind of sugar is called sucrose.
We also regularly consume other forms of sugars including lactose from milk and fructose from fruits. Once these sugars enter our bodies, they get converted into glucose which our body uses an energy source.
Unfortunately, too much sugar in our system can be very harmful. Here are the top negative effects of consuming sugar:
#1 Spikes Blood Sugar Levels
Unstable blood sugar levels may cause you to have mood swings and experience fatigue as well as headaches. Sometimes, sugar spikes may contribute to cravings which can set off a destructive false hunger cycle.
#2 Increases Risk of Diseases
We all love to indulge in sweet foods once in a while, but foods that affect blood sugar levels (especially those that spike it) increase the risk of heart diseases, obesity, and diabetes. These health conditions are destructive and the leading causes of death in many countries. We all need to indulge, but cutting out sugar is a way to help us stay healthy.
#3 Affects Immune Function
Your immune system is your body’s armor that fends off disease-causing organisms. The same bacteria and yeast that cause infections and disease feed off the sugar in your body. Every time you have excess levels of sugar in your system, you’re making these internal threats to your health even stronger.
#4 Causes Pre-Mature Aging
Believe it or not but excessive consumption of sugar actually accelerates aging. Sugars contribute to the wrinkling and sagging of your skin. When sugars get into your bloodstream, they attach to proteins, and this combination causes your skin to lose its elasticity leading to premature aging.
so Where we we go from here?
Okay so we get it - SUGAR IS BAD FOR YOU. But is life even worth living without the occasional sweet treat? Do we always have to look over our shoulder for the grim reaper whenever we want a delicious cookie, a mouth-watering macaron, or a decadent donut?
That’s where we can help. At ChipMonk, it’s our goal to help you avoid the intake of deadly sugars while still being able to enjoy the sweet treats of life. Our products use all-natural sweeteners (Monk Fruit and Erythritol) that do not spike your blood sugar and are completely safe for diabetics and people with metabolic conditions. They’re the perfect fit for anyone trying to live a sugar-free healthy life!
Head on over to our products page and see what mouth-watering options you can enjoy without having to worry about the life-damaging effects of sugar. Now that’s MONK!