We eat and drink this seemingly innocent poison every day, but it’s robbing your body of nutrients and contributing to candida and poor health. With some simple tips, you can take charge of your health instead!
Statistics show that people are living longer yet our individual health and the health of our children seem worse than ever. Sure we live longer but obesity, diabetes, autism, Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis, cancer ADD and ADHD are on the rise.
While drugs, surgery, radiation and chemo allow us to live longer, they certainly don’t hold the key to living BETTER.
The good news is that WE hold that key to our own wellbeing and to our longevity. And more and more evidence is showing that HOW WE EAT is perhaps the most critical factor determining the QUALITY of our life.
Have you seen the new commercials on television telling us that high fructose corn syrup comes from corn, has the same nutritional calories as sugar and is fine in moderation? (Really ... who are they kidding???) This dishonest information about nutrition is working against us. But understanding the energetic of food and knowing the Seven Universal Principles in the Body Ecology Way of Life will always lead you in the right direction.
The Principle of Step by Step tells us where start.
An excellent place to start would be to totally eliminate sugar from your diet. Impossible? Not really. I did it years ago out of necessity and you can to. Now it is easier than ever.
Sugar, as we all know so well, tastes great, but is actually a poison in disguise. It literally saps our constitutional life force and creates an acidic condition in our blood that sets the stage for an endless number of diseases including the dis-eases of “old age.”
If you are a Baby Boomer, I realize that in the mind of every Baby Boomer is the dread of growing old. That’s because we love life and we love our children and we will remain thirty-something in our heart forever. (Statistics show that Baby Boomers have an enormous appetite for life and are in denial when it comes to growing old!)
So to meet your immediate goal of pushing back Old Father Time and -- even though sugar consumption is on the rise -- it must disappear from your life permanently.
Sugar on the Rise
Can you believe it? With all we know about sugar being bad for you, sugar consumption is still on the rise, increasing more than 28% since 1983.1
Even harder to believe is that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) suggests a limit of 10 teaspoons per day of sugar but offers noofficial daily recommendations. Most commercial yogurts provide as much as 70% of the suggested recommendation of added sugar. A Pepsi provides 103% and some packaged processed foods can provide 115%!2
So you can see that avoiding added sugar might seem pretty tricky these days.
And it’s not just “sugar,” but other commonly used “sweeteners” that contribute to the overall problem of low energy, early aging and disease.
Sugar and Those Other Popular Sweeteners
Read labels carefully and you will find that most processed foods contain sugar in one form or another. Sugar is a simple carbohydrate made up of fructose and glucose. These two simple sugars join to create sucrose.
These are only a few of the dozens of different descriptions for "sugar:”
- Corn syrup
- Evaporated cane juice
- Concentrated fruit juice
Harmful Affects of Sugar and Most Sweeteners
America's (and other countries too!) addiction to sugar has created an epidemic of health and immune problems including candida, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, adrenal fatigue, diabetes and obesity.
Once you introduce sugar into your body, it’s easy to become addicted. You may feel you are no longer in control of your body and it is like a runaway horse. ALL sugars damage your health. They can make us overweight, even obese. Sugar can cause us to become diseased and reduce our lifespan.
Here are some foods and drinks that may seem “healthy” but contain too much sugar:
So-called “energy bars” are loaded with sugar of some sort, which means over time, they actually deplete your energy.
Raw Food treats (including raw chocolates) have become widely available and obviously very popular in health food stores. There is nothing healthy about them, even if they lead you to believe they are, since they are sweetened with dates or agave syrup....sugar.
Is the answer to give up sweets all together? Absolutely not! We all NEED the sweet taste.
And in fact, we at Body Ecology teach that when your body becomes balanced, the natural sweetness in foods like carrots, onions, butternut squash, berries ( and certain other fruits) plus Body Ecology’s grain-like seeds will satisfy your sweet tooth just fine.
But you can also get that sweet taste that you are looking for in sugar in other healthier ways without the calories and negative side effects of sugar!
The Body Ecology Diet makes it incredibly easy to cut sugar out of your life and satisfy your sweet taste with natural alternatives. By following the recipes, and eating the delicous Body Ecology foods, you will be amazed at how satisfied, energized and healthy you will feel! Get your copy of The Body Ecology Diet (and FREE bonus) today!
How to Reduce or Eliminate Sugar – And Still Be Satisfied!
Here are some tips for satisfying your sweet tooth naturally and boosting your energy and health at the same time:
Pay attention to your serotonin levels - Intense cravings for sugar can often indicate a low level of serotonin...an important neurotransmitter or brain chemical related to depression and even constipation. To find out how to naturally boost serotonin read: 11 Powerful Tips to Boost Your Serotonin . Taking a supplement called 5HTP can boost serotonin levels and stop those cravings. But our article offers even more excellent advice.
Choose healthy natural sweeteners - Two healing, medicinal and delicious options are Lakanto and Stevia. Both are natural, zero-calorie sweeteners that are delicious, yet don’t affect your blood sugar levels or feed candida.
Choose the right fruits – We do allow some limited fruit in the beginning stages of the Body Ecology Diet. As your candida symptoms disappear and you are certain your inner ecosystem is on its way to being established, you can add others.
Fruits to eat - Eat the very sour fruits like grapefruit, lemons, limes, unsweetened cranberry juice, black currant juice, unsweetened blueberry juice concentrate, fermented noni juice and pomegranate juice. These juices are wonderful sources of antioxidants and are great when you add them to a microflora-rich beverage like Young Coconut Kefir. To make this sour juice taste sweet, simply sweeten it with stevia or Lakanto.
Fruits to avoid - Avoid the sweet fruits (e.g., dates, bananas, apples, pears, figs and melons) during the initial stage of the Body Ecology program (also known as “stage 1”)
Consume fermented foods and drinks - One great benefit of fermented foods and drinks is that they stop your cravings for sugar and processed foods! They are also full of the beneficial proboitics that keep your gut healthy, boost your energy and build your immune system. So you get a triple health boost when you consume fermented foods and drinks!
Bring sweetness back into your life – It is also true that we crave sugary food when we are missing something sweet in our lives. Sometimes we just lose direction and we need something fresh...a new beginning or change...in our lives. Think about what you could add to your life that will nourish or fulfill your spirit. Commit today to finding out what makes your heart sing and you will feel more complete!
It may seem like a minefield at first, trying to dodge all these hidden sugars in your food today.
But when you begin following the Body Ecology Way, all your sugar-evading worries disappear. You will find yourself eating foods that are great for your body, your energy and your immunity. Embrace the “sugar free” way of living today!
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