Many of us already know that consuming too much sugar is going to be detrimental to our health but how serious of an impact is the intake of sugar in our society. Not surprisingly, research shows it’s bad, really bad.
According to a study recently published in the journal Obesity, chronic diseases such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes in children used to be uncommon. Children didn’t use to have serious risk factors for heart disease either, but somehow, things have changed. These types of diseases are becoming quite common in children, as well as adults.
When these manufacturers tell you their cereal is healthy because one serving contains only about 150 calories with skim milk, they’re forgetting to tell you that it still contains as much sugar as a chocolate bar. They’re missing the point that health isn’t just about a certain number of calories per day. You could eat nothing but chocolate and hot dogs and maintain your present weight, as long as you keep your calorie intake the same. Would you still be healthy? Of course not.
That’s what excess sugar intake does. It makes you sick. It goes unnoticed because the normalcy of lethargy, disease and obesity has been so deeply ingrained into our society’s thinking. It’s time to change this mindset, before it’s to late.