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Why Sugar is a Habit You Need to Break

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Sugar is a habit you need to breakNo matter who you are, it’s unlikely that you don’t enjoy sugar in some form. Sugar in your coffee. Donuts. Chocolate. Blueberry muffins. The list is infinite, and it is all t-a-s-t-y. Yum. Oh, and did we mention that it’s everywhere? Sugar is used in 75 percent of packaged food products in the U.S.

But, as you very well know, sugar isn’t good for you. While you already know that sugar will make your pants fit a little more snugly, here are some facts about sugar you might not know. The following explains why sugar is a habit you need to break.

Sugar and Disease: an Inevitable Connection

Consumption of sugar is closely to related to a higher risk of disease. These diseases include, but are not limited to:

  • Autoimmune conditions;
  • Neurological disorders;
  • Diabetes;
  • Heart disease;
  • High cholesterol;
  • Liver disease;
  • Psychological disorders;
  • Obesity; and
  • High blood pressure.

A Dangerous Addiction

Sugar isn’t just linked to disease; it’s also incredibly—and dangerously—addictive. In fact, recent reports have surmised that sugar is as addictive as cocaine and heroin. Going without sugar can lead to withdrawal symptoms, both physical and mental. And, eating sugar leads to a similar pattern that is seen with substance abuse and dependence: a cycle of cravings, tolerance, and withdrawal. In fact, although you may not realize it, sugar is likely playing a bigger role in your life—and your choices—than you’d like to think.

How to Kick the Sugar Habit

The best way to curb your sugar habit is to start replacing your normal sugar-filled foods with whole and natural ones. If you’re looking for healthy and low-sugar snacks, turn to Sweets Gone Raw. At Sweets Gone Raw, our delicious treats are always natural, raw, GMO-free, gluten-free, and use natural sweeteners, such as honey or maple syrup.

When you say no to excess sugar, you take control of your life and your health. Check out our delicious, healthy products today.

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Liza Thomas is an entrepreneur, health-guru and a mother of three.  She has worked in the food and dental industry for many years.  She is a freelance writer and contributes to this site and others with her industry knowledge and experience.

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