Too Much Sugar

In health, nutrition by SoniaLeave a Comment

It’s that time of year again with Halloween approaching and the stores being loaded with bags of candy for weeks now! Crazy or what. Every year its the same thing we find ourselves having one here and there and before you know it we are feeling tired, exhausted and fatigued.

Does sugar really make you feel like that? Well I suggest that if you took the time to track the sugar you ingesting I think you would be rather shocked at how much you really are consuming. Most of the sugar we know about but its the hidden sugar that we are not aware of or paying attention to there are a number of names sugar goes by so reading labels can be a challenge if you don’t know them all.

Checkout out some of the different names you will find it listed as Different Names of Sugar

Much like sugar, artificial sweeteners have a whole list of names they go by too and here is a common list

  • Acesulfame-potassium
  • Aspartame
  • Cyclamate
  • Erythritol
  • Isomalt
  • Lacitol
  • Maltitol
  • Mannitol
  • Neotame
  • Polydextrose
  • Saccharin
  • Sorbitol
  • Sucralose
  • Thaumatin
  • Xylitol

Lets face it sugar is every where and we are consuming more and more everyday. Here is a great resource if you want to look further into the stats Consumption of Sugar in Canada

Last week I decided to do a sugar detox and simply paid attention to everything I was putting in my mouth and lets just say that for a few days I was feeling pretty crappy but I have now turned a corner and have been feeling fantastic I have noticed my energy has doubled which is increasing the intensity of my workouts.All by simply being aware of where all the sugar is showing up.

Want to detox yourself then join us for Healthy for the Holidays starting Nov 12th