We all love it!
It’s sweet, it makes other food taste good, and our taste buds crave it.
Did you know that even if you are thin, sugar is still harming you??!!
Sugar and alcohol have similar toxic liver effects on the body
A 2012 paper in the journal Nature, brought forth the idea that limitations and warnings should be placed on sugar similar to warnings we see on alcohol. The authors showed evidence that fructose and glucose in excess can have a toxic effect on the liver as the metabolism of ethanol — the alcohol contained in alcoholic beverages had similarities to the metabolic pathways that fructose took. Further, sugar increased the risk for several of the same chronic conditions that alcohol was responsible for. Finally, if you think that your slim stature keeps you immune from fructose causing liver damage, think again. A 2013 study found that liver damage could occur even without excess calories or weight gain.
It may taste soooo good, but it’s not helping you achieve your health goals.
Kick the sugar habit and reach for water or even blend your own fruit juices for a tasty treat!