Sugar and Jaggery are Addictive & Unhealthy (and What to use Instead)
“Science finally tells us why it’s so hard to quit sugar” – we came across this article by the New York Post recently. The article has been around since 2015 and is still relevant today, here’s what it says.
A small new study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism might tell us why: Researchers at UC Davis found that eating sugar shuts down the release of the stress hormone cortisol.
“In other words, sugar soothes us when we’re feeling stressed, which could be making us come back for more and more.”
Every time you eat something, it has an effect on your body.
You may be aware of some and others may be subconscious.
🍭 Sugary foods actually have a strong physiological effect on your body, this is why it’s so hard to stop.
🍩 It gets even harder when the sugary product is high in fat especially refined sources of fat like oil or animal sources of fat like dairy.
🙍🏻♀️ If you are going through a stressful time quitting sugar may make you feel so much worse because your body is actually feeling comforted by it.
So should you just go ahead and have sugary sweets?
As you know, there is a huge downside.
While sugary sweets may help you feel better temporarily, in the long-run, you are doing more harm than good.
💉 Sweets with sweeteners like sugar, honey and jaggery spike your blood sugar levels.
⚠️ They are low in fiber and are harmful calories.
🩺 They have been shown to increase risk of chronic lifestyle diseases like diabetes and obesity.
🍫 The more sugary sweets you consume the harder it is to stop.
⏳ The longer you depend on sugary and fatty foods for relief, the harder it is to get off them.
👉🏽 Choosing sweets that are made with healthy sweeteners like dates, whole fruits, dry fruits and other zero calorie sweeteners that do not spike your blood sugar levels is a great way forward.
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Be Blessed by the Divine!
Dr. Achyuthan Eswar