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The Not-so-Sweet Effects of Sugar

05 Aug 16

weight-lossThough tasty on the tongue, there is nothing sweet about the detrimental effects that sugar has on the human body. America’s collective sweet tooth is becoming an insatiable beast that is effectively destroying our health and becoming a permanent strain on our communities and health care system. Addiction to sugar continues to be an epidemic, contributing to the increase in obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

When last measured, it was estimated that Americans consume more than 22 teaspoons a day equaling 355 unwanted, nutrient-void calories. By displacing healthier, more nutrient-dense foods, with empty calories, the consequences of a sugar-heavy diet is two-fold, in that it adds calories to a daily diet and squeezes out the desire for better food choices.

As medical weight loss professionals in Buckhead, we have seen the negative effects of a diet heavy in sugar and work hard to help our clients overcome this all-too-common addiction. Sugar and processed foods often encourage the following health problems:

  • Blood glucose spikes and crashes
  • Heightened risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease
  • Immune system deficiencies
  • Accelerated aging processes
  • Tooth decay and gum disease
  • Behavioral issues and learning problems in children
  • Increased stress levels

By systematically replacing your sugar intake with healthier food options, our team at Innovative Health and Wellness can help you end your addiction to this fundamentally ruinous dietary substance. Though we all enjoy the luscious taste of both natural and processed sugars, it is imperative to your long-term health that you reduce your sugar intake as much as possible.

Specializing in medical weight loss, we can help you develop a better approach to lifelong health and wellness. Contact us now to schedule a full consultation where we can develop a weight loss plan that is customized to you and your health needs.

 

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