Symptoms of Sugar Addiction

Sugar has a variety of destructive effects on our bodies and can disrupt proper functioning of the nervous system, endocrine system, metabolic system, cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal system and immune system, attacking the organs of liver, kidneys, colon and pancreas.

Following are a list of symptoms experienced from ingesting too much sugar (excerpt from article The Hidden Dangers of Sugar Addiction, on http://www.holistichelp.net):

  • depression
  • mood swings
  • irritability
  • depletion of mineral levels
  • hyperactivity
  • anxiety or panic attacks
  • chromium deficiency
  • depletion of the adrenal glands
  • type 2 diabetes
  • hypoglycemia
  • obesity
  • candida overgrowth
  • high cholesterol
  • insomnia
  • decreased immune function
  • high blood pressure
  • heart disease
  • asthma
  • fibromyalgia
  • cancer
  • chronic fatigue
  • inflammation
  • headaches
  • acne & skin Irritation
  • aching limbs

Sugar Content of Common Food Products

(excerpt from http://summertomato.com/shocking-sugar-content-of-common-food-products/)

1. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut …………………………………………………10 g

2. Luna Bar berry almond ……………………………………………………………………………11 g

3. Froot Loops breakfast cereal 3/4 cup ……………………………………………………12 g

4. Ben & Jerry’s vanilla ice cream ………………………………………………………………..16 g

5. Starbucks caffè latte grande 16 oz ………………………………………………………..17 g

6. Godiva 2 truffles ……………………………………………………………………………………….17 g

7. Subway 6″ sweet onion teriyaki chicken sandwich ……………………………….17 g

8. Ms. Field’s chocolate chip cookie …………………………………………………………….19 g

9. Tropicana 100% orange juice 8 oz …………………………………………………………25 g

10. Yoplait original yogurt ……………………………………………………………………………27 g

11. Craisins dried cranberries 1/3 cup ……………………………………………………….29 g

12. Vitamin Water 20 oz bottle ………………………………………………………………….33 g

13. Oscar Mayer Lunchables crackers, turkey & American cheese ………….36 g

14. Coca-Cola Classic 12 oz can …………………………………………………………………39 g

15. Sprinkles Cupcake red velvet ……………………………………………………………….45 g

16. California Pizza Kitchen Thai chicken salad ………………………………………….45 g

17. Jamba Juice blackberry bliss 16 oz ……………………………………………………….49 g

18. Odwalla SuperFood 450 ml bottle ………………………………………………………..50 g

19. Starbucks caffe vanilla frappuccino grande 16 oz ………………………………58 g

Next Week:  Forms of Sugar and Healthier Sweeteners!

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