When you decide to follow a clean eating plan, it can be difficult. This is because there are so many foods posing as “health foods” that, in reality, pose some serious health risks. Let’s just say that part of eating a healthy diet is educating yourself and creating a mental “Foods to Avoid!” list. However, don’t let this intimate you. Especially if you are new to the whole “clean eating thing.” It is a process, so we’re here to help you. Read on for a list of six common ingredients that you should avoid.
While refined sugar is okay in moderation, the dangers of sugar on the brain and body are devastating. And this is not an exaggeration. In addition to causing sugar binges and crashes, excess consumption can also lead to serious diseases and many more unwanted effects.
First, let’s get one thing straightened out. Sugar isn’t bad, in itself.
For example, consider naturally sweet whole foods like dates and cranberries. These are great ways to satisfy your sweet tooth! In fact, we’re proud of the natural sugars in our Mu Mu Muesli, including cranberries, dates, and apple juice. Our gourmet pancake mix features cranberries an dates as well – sans the added sugar!
However, these are very different from the excess sugar present in almost everything – even cereals with “healthy” on the packaging!
The worst kind of sugar is the ultra-refined kind, and this is the type of sugar present in most packaged foods. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, your daily intake of sugar should be lower than 10% of your total caloric intake. However, the average American eats about 270 calories of sugar additives per day!
The following list are just a few examples of the dangers of sugar:
- First, one major health concern from sugar is weight gain.
- Another example is an increased risk for heart disease.
- Yet another potential danger of sugar is cancer.
- And last but not least, eating too much sugar is bad for your mental health.
Instead of ending on a negative note, let’s look on the bright side! There are plenty of naturally sweet ingredients, and this blog is here to keep you informed. Follow us on Pinterest and let the clean eating begin! Start your day off with the best muesli brand on the market!
Because of eating too much of the sweet stuff, America has had a huge spike in obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.
It hits 3pm and you get smacked with that mid afternoon slump. You want to run to the corner coffee shop and snag one of those chocolate croissants with a large vanilla latte to satisfy the sugar craving that has struck. You know this is no good for you, and that what you want to consume consists of “empty calories”. As an intelligent human being, you even recognize that after consuming this, getting slapped with an intense sugar crash and burn is inevitable.