I was reading several articles this morning that said the best thing we can do as a woman is reduce the amount of sugar we eat.
This should not be surprise to anyone, right? Yet do you know how much sugar you actually consume? It’s positively shocking. Sugar is an ingredient in almost everything we buy that’s prepared. Check the ingredients on your cereal, bread, yogurt, pasta sauce, soup (yes, soup!) and you’ll be stunned on how much sugar you eat.
Then, just to shock you even more (at least it shocked me more), scientists have decided that too much sugar “Makes You Dumb!” Does that mean if you eat less sugar, you’ll get smarter? Probably not, but limiting the amount of sugar will not only preserve your brain cells, it will keep you from being susceptible to all kinds of diseases like heart disease, diabetes and even cancer. In fact, according to both the United Nations and the World Health Organization guidelines in 2003, sugar should account for no more than 10% of daily calories. If you were on a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet, that’s just 200 calories — or eight heaping teaspoons of table sugar at 25 calories each.
So before you bite into that jelly donut or have a double scoop of ice cream or even drink that can of soda (which has 10 teaspoons of sugar in it), think about what you’re eating. You just may get smarter by making a choice NOT to eat that treat.
Need some extra help, this book called Sugar Busters Cookbook will help you focus on how much sugar you are and are not eating.