Have a sweet tooth? It’s common, right? But like anything taken to extremes, going overboard can lead to real complications.
Sugar addiction is no joke. It’s a real thing. And it leads to real disease.
We’re not just talking about the sugar highs and lows everyone talks about and the headaches one often gets from sugar overload. But serious medical situations. And it can happen to anyone, regardless of age or gender.
Don’t be lulled into thinking we’re only talking about diabetics. Even non-diabetics can and are being affected every day.
And there are other factors besides food that can contribute to sugar shock, too. And they’re coming from common medications you’d never suspect.
You’ll be shocked when you find out!
Discover the real dangers of sugar shock and what it can do to your health.
What Is Sugar Shock?
Connie Bennett spent a lot of time interviewing doctors and other health professionals before she wrote her book, “Sugar Shock“. She’s a self-professed former sugar addict, and defines the term as follows:
“The term Sugar Shock is intended to encompass the often-misdiagnosed and maligned condition of reactive hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), as well as other blood sugar disorders, from insulin resistance to diabetes.”
Connie Bennett also says, “… that repeatedly over-consuming sweeteners, dessert foods, and culprit, quickie carbs (such as white rice, French bread, chips, etc.) wreaks havoc on your blood sugar levels, overstimulates insulin release, triggers inflammation, and could contribute to more than 140 health problems, including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and “brain fog.”
Now she enjoys good health that she directly relates to her ability to kick the sweet stuff to the curb. So, is eating too much sugar really that big of a deal? Is eating lots of sugar and other simple carbohydrates really as bad as everyone says it is?
Well, perhaps they are and perhaps it’s time to start analyzing your own diet and the effects it may be having on your health.
You can certainly turn to sugar and other simple carbohydrates for an energy boost. Unfortunately, the problem is when the intake exceeds the glucose required by the activity being undertaken. The sugar intake triggers an insulin release to deal with the sugar, usually causing a sugar slump, leaving you with even less energy than before.
Additionally, eating too much refined sugar, a food item that is not at all needed by the human body, has been linked to a myriad of health problems. Other simple carbohydrates that deliver very little nutrition are also just as problematic as sugar, in many ways. Quite often people develop addictions to these types of foods.
The Turkish-born Mehmet Cengiz Öz, better known as Dr. Oz for his television show and multiple best-selling books on health and wellness, agrees that sugar shock is a serious problem.
During an interview with Bennett, Dr. Oz pointed out that sugar causes a natural insulin response in the human body. Unfortunately, dramatic levels of sugar consumption cause insulin activity to spike and fall.
This insulin yo-yo effect leads to inflammation, which is the basis of most chronic diseases. You can also irritate the inner linings of your blood vessels, and over time, experience radical mood swings, powerful headaches, fatigue, anxiety and depression … all from eating sugar and simple carbohydrates.