Growing a sweet tooth

From infancy, our palates are trained to love sugar, which gives us a sweet tooth that desires more and more sugar. You do not have to be overweight for sugar to give you heart disease. Weight and heart disease do have a correlation but sugar is one common factor to both of these. Consuming sugar has a direct effect on risk factors for heart disease and impacts blood pressure and blood cholesterol – regardless of weight gain status. People who consume more than 21% of daily calories from “added sugar” actually double the risk of dying from heart disease. High sugar intake also brings inflammation throughout the body along with blood glucose spikes within 20 minutes of sugar consumption. Then comes the deadly spike in the hormone insulin to help our cells take up the glucose. If you are going to add sugar to anything, make it very small amounts and make it non-GMO, organic sweeteners like Cane Sugar and local honey.

Sweet tooths aren't born that way- they are made that way...

Sweet tooths aren’t born that way- they are made that way…

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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