Sugar Detox Diet
Hey friends, check out the video from my nutrition coach, Yuri Elkaim, but also please read the short but informative article below to find out where sugar is hiding in just about all the foods we eat! Very surprising info…
It seems as though everyone is doing some sort of detox diet today, from lemonade to cayenne pepper and also the sugar detox diet. While detoxing your body is one of the best things you can do to improve your overall health, detoxing in the wrong way can actually lead to problems instead of improving your situation.
Let’s face it, sugar is one of the most addictive substances on earth. We put it in our coffee first thing in the morning, eat a candy bar for a snack during the day, and consume a sweet treat for dessert after dinner. It gives us a sugar rush and tastes oh so good.
In fact, sugar consumption is at an all time high these days, with the average American ingesting up to 140 pounds each year. That number might sound unbelievable to you, but sugar hides everywhere, and comes in many forms.
Don’t believe me? Just check a product label from almost any processed food the next time you’re in a grocery store. Things like spaghetti sauce, your healthy granola, and even that low-fat yogurt you eat for breakfast can all have up to 6 teaspoons of added sugar. Some of the other names sugar goes by include corn syrup, beet sugar, dextrose, maltose, and the big daddy of the all, high-fructose corn syrup. And this is just to name a few. Reading labels might seem boring, but can be oh-so enlightening.
Lately, the government wants to control more and more of what we do, up to and including some of the foods we eat. Regardless of how you feel about government intrusion in your life, there’s no denying the fact that a diet that has too much sugar can lead to all kinds of health problems, including diabetes and heart disease.
The Center For Disease Control has recently released a startling report that claims 1 in 3 Americans will develop diabetes by the year 2050. That is a shocking statement, but statistics show this trend to be correct.
Consuming a diet rich in sugar will most likely lead to weight gain, and there are a whole host of health problems that can arise from being overweight. So why do we continue to crave so much sugar when deep down we know it’s bad for us?
Studies show that eating a sweet item for breakfast, such as a danish or sticky bun, will satisfy your hunger for the moment, but consuming simple carbohydrates without help from some kind of proteins or fats can leave you craving more sugar just a short time later.
But do we have a choice in all this? Some scientists claim that the taste of sweets is the first thing we crave. And consuming carbohydrates causes the release of a chemical substance in our brain called serotonin, also called the “feel good” chemical. Ah-ha! No wonder we crave the sweet stuff!
Remember how we said that sugar is everywhere? You’d be surprised where sugar hides in processed foods. Just a few of these include breads, juices, energy bars and soft drinks. In fact, one glazed donut has about 4 teaspoons of added sugar, and an innocent looking iced cupcake can contain up to 6 teaspoons of added sugar. The thought of eating a cupcake is a pleasant one, but think about eating 6 teaspoons of sugar one after the other. Gross!
So now that we know we have these sugar addictions, what can we do about it? Should we pursue a sugar detox diet, or does it go even deeper than that? What if there’s a way to do a whole body detox, and cure our sugar cravings once and for all?
My friend and mentor, Yuri Elkaim, has created a unique program called the Super Nutrition Academy that addresses this problem and also many others. His program, is widely acclaimed to be highly successful and easy to follow. His no nonsense approach to detoxing your body are all natural and do not involve drinking and spicy pepper drinks or popping mysterious diet pills. He likes to call his approach to nutrition “non-fanatical”, and after going through his program I can agree with that.
Yuri is a world renowned holistic nutritionist and in demand public speaker concentrating on nutrition and exercise. He is well-respected in the world of natural health and wellness and is one of the most caring and professional people I’ve ever been associated with.
In short – he really knows his stuff.
If you’re unhappy with your current health situation and interested in a whole body detox that is all natural and very gentle, the please visit Yuri’s page and read through the many testimonials of his satisfied clients. Yuri Elkaim can help you achieve optimum health in a natural and holistic way.
Visit his site today!