Sugar And Its Effects on The Body

Sugar And Its Effects on The Body

When we eat sugar our brain gets very stressed because it decreases the amount of neurotransmitters and makes us lose our will power. There are no benefits of eating sugar in any form. Sugar affects everything in our body. Not only does it affect our liver, pancreas and gut, it also affects the functionality of our brain and the reasoning of our mind in a major way.

Happy Halloween & Dia de Los Muertos to you!

The holidays celebrated between October 31st and November 1st, each country celebrates for different reasons. In Spain and Mexico, we celebrate Dia de Los Muertos, translated to the Day of the Dead. It is a day to gather as a family to honor those who have come before us. In Pagan traditions, it is the start of the new year, and also the time when the veil is the thinnest to communicate with lost loved ones. In America, however, we dress up as characters, take our kids trick or treating, and eat a lot of sugar. In fact, this holiday in America seems to be centered around sugar intake. From Pumpkin Spice Lattes to individually wrapped candies. Just because they are individually wrapped, doesn’t mean that they do significant damage to our systems. 

There are no benefits of eating sugar in any form. Sugar affects everything in our body. Not only does it affect our liver, pancreas and gut, it also affects the functionality of our brain and the reasoning of our mind in a major way. 

The pancreas is the main organ in charge of sugar consumption because the pancreas’ mission is to check the sugar levels in our blood. It will consequently react based on the amount it finds. If we have more sugar in our blood, the pancreas will release insulin and fat and if we don’t have enough it will also release insulin and fat. 

Our liver is designed to only process food and nutrients that belong to food sources. The liver breaks down all of these chemicals into small particles, then wraps them up in fat and stores the particles in the liver conducts. 

The liver has thousands of tiny conducts that it uses as storing units for unwanted intrusions. This is how the liver protects our body from outside chemicals that can cause serious problems.

Sugar affects our brain in a very interesting manner. When we eat sugar our brain gets very stressed because it decreases the amount of neurotransmitters and makes us lose our will power. Sugar not only affects us physically but emotionally as well. We make decisions about sugar that we wouldn’t make for any other food. Such as driving miles out of our way for a sweet treat to satisfy an emotional craving. 

There is an increasing diabetes pandemic in this country. 70% of the population in United States suffers or will suffer from diabetes due to sugar consumption at some point in their life. The distinction is that most of these people will suffer diabetes not only for sugar consumption from sweets, but also from the chemical sweeteners that are added to soft drinks and fast food. 

There are a few healthier sweetener options available but be sure to use them in moderation. Brown rice syrup is less sweet but it is the healthiest one. Honey is good to use as a remedy when you are sick, but this is the only time it should be used. Maple syrup and agave should only be used once a week and only ever in small amounts. Artificial sweeteners are a whole lot of don’t come from a food source and for this reason our body considers them to be toxins. 

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The Fabulous Brain

by Gemi Bertran

This book features real cases from Gemi’s work as a Brain and Behavior Coach. These personal stories show the trans-formative power of choice and determination.