It's hard to be objective about your diet when you're immersed in it day in and day out.
But if you’re able to take a step back and objectively analyze it (or you can get a nutritionist to do so), you’ll likely find that you’re eating WAY more sugar than is recommended.
The fact is that we’ve become a culture that’s completely blinded by our consumption of sugar in almost everything.
But when you see what happens when you minimize it in your diet, you just might start a healthier new lifestyle.
It starts with kids.
As children, we get hooked on sugar in our cereals, through candy consumption and just about everything else we eat.
Fortunately, we’re able to often (but not always) burn it off thanks to a high metabolic rate, but as we get older, our metabolism slows and sugar becomes a bigger problem.
This New York Times article cites a study that replaced kid’s sugar with other carbs and here’s what it found…
Lower your risk of heart disease
In just ten days without sugar, the subjects, all kids, saw a ten-point drop in their LDL cholesterol, which causes heart disease.
Lowers risk of diabetes.
Not only does risk of diabetes fall with lower sugar consumption, but blood pressure among the subjects also fell by 5 points.
Triglycerides fell as well.
They fell by 33 points, which also reduces the risk of heart disease.