In this week's newsletter, we highlighted some of the stars who have shunned sugar in order to look better and have more energy. Now, I know that a few teaspoons of sugar here and there may not sound like a big deal. After all, who doesn't want to add some sweetness to their coffee or grab a granola bar when time is of the essence? However, these simple sugar fixes could be sabotaging your healthy lifestyle. I've learned that it's better to be sweet to your body to feel good instead of depending on sweets for an artificial boost. Take a look at some revealing facts about sugar that could change your mind about adding that lump or two to your next snack.
Sugar Can Give You Wrinkles:
It's true, over-consumption of sugar can lessen the elasticity of your skin, making it more brittle and prone to wrinkles.
The Average American Eats Nearly 80 Pounds of Sugar Per Year:
Most of us eat up to 22 teaspoons of sugar each day!
Sugar Lessens Cognitive Ability:
Studies show that sugar lessens the IQ of mice in controlled studies.
Sugar Is Addictive:
Reducing sugar intake can actually cause pain, nausea and flu-like symptoms when people are trying to quit cold turkey.