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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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Free Samples at Natural Grocers (Shawnee Mission Pkwy)

Come down and get some healthy and very tasty treats from Sweets Gone Raw at Natural Grocers on 13335 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, in Shawnee, KS.  We'll be there on:

Saturday, September 26th between 12:30pm - 2:30pm

We hope to see you there!

~Liza

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Sweets Gone RawWhen preparing or purchasing sweet things, maple syrup is a preferable sweetener to standard white sugar. Not only does maple syrup have fewer calories and grams of sugar per 100 grams than does white sugar, but it’s also packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, too.

Antioxidants and Anti-inflammatory Compounds
While maple syrup should surely be eaten in moderation—it is still sugar, after all—this sweet stuff (particularly grade B, which is darker) is full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. In fact, pure maple syrup has 54 beneficial compounds for health. Of these, five of the compounds are not found in any other natural sources. The compounds may help prevent or combat diseases and disorders, including, but not limited to cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.

Essential Vitamins & Minerals
Highly processed white sugar is completely devoid of any vitamins or minerals. Pure maple syrup, on the other hand, contains:

Manganese;
Zinc;
Iron;
Calcium;
Thiamine;
Potassium;
Sodium; and
Polyphenols.

To maximize the amount of minerals and vitamins found in maple syrup, always choose organic grade B pure maple syrup.

Choosing Natural Foods, Snacks, and Desserts
Maple syrup is considered a ‘raw’ food, meaning that it comes straight from nature and is not processed. When you choose to incorporate raw foods into your diet and choose to exclude processed foods, you reduce your exposure to unhealthy chemicals and additives. In sweets, ingredients like high fructose corn syrup—which has been linked to obesity, type II diabetes, and metabolic syndrome—are often found.

You can improve your well-being, lose weight, and feel happier and healthier by eating foods that are:

Organic;
Raw;
Gluten-free;
Vegan; and
Non-GMO.

At Sweets Gone Raw, our products meet the criteria listed above. What’s more, our products use organic maple syrup when sweetness is needed.

To learn more about our mission, our products, and our commitment to good health, read more about us today!

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