Candy, Candy "EVERYWHERE"
So did you know that the average person (adult or child) consumes 3 cups of "sugar" in the candy they eat on Halloween???
And that's equal to 144 teaspoons of sugar.
Oh man . . . sad . . . but true!!!
Okay . . . so as we stated yesterday . . . consuming "sugar", not only makes you feel "good" for a short time . . . it actually FEEDS the "bad" bacteria and fungus lurking deep within the body . . . and with this . . . it causes illness, inflammation, weight issues and disease . . . and yes . . . even feeds CANCER!
You see . . . our "good" bacteria in the body relies on "fiber" as its "main" food source . . . whereas . . . "bad" bacteria "thrives" on sugar and refined carbohydrates for their "main" food source.
And with this . . . a diet high in "sugar" throws off the delicate balance within the microbiome (in the intestines) and these changes within the gut can happen very quickly causing havoc to the body.
Did you know . . . in as little as 2 - 4 days of eating a lot of candy . . . the roughly 100 trillion bacteria in the digestive system can change for the worse. You see . . . sugar can keep the "good" bacteria from colonizing and that's what keeps our gut healthy.
All while . . . the "bad" bacteria feeds on the sugar and divides. One "bad" bacteria splits and becomes two bacteria. And two becomes four and so on. Doubling can occur quickly if the conditions are right.
Meaning . . . not enough "good" bacteria in the body or the immune system being compromised.
So even one day of "sugar" overdose can cause upset in the intestines and the "good" to "bad" bacteria ratio can change. Now we're in trouble and don't even know it.
And when this happens . . . it will cause increased "sugar" craving and "inflammation" throughout the body.
A good example would be this . . . if you have a day that your arthritis is acting up . . . that's because you recently ate too much sugar or refined carbohydrates which causes inflammation and aggravate arthritis. . .
Okay . . . so if that's not bad enough . . .
Symptoms of sugar intolerances include: Fatigue, abdominal cramps, painful bloating, gas, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea.
And when we consume a lot of sugar in a short amount of time . . . this causes a rapid change to blood glucose levels. And that can lead to symptoms that some people describe as a "sugar hangover" which include headache, nausea and upset stomach.
So how does this really work???
Well . . . unfortunately . . . "bad" bacteria, cancer and viruses . . . yes, even viruses . . . also have a "sweet tooth".
Now . . . when we consume too much sugar . . . "bad" bacteria in our body throws a little party saying . . . FOOD TRAIN! At this time our organs start malfunctioning and the process of miscommunication within our cells now becomes an issue.
Okay . . . so now the immune system is yelling "Mayday, Mayday" because not only is the body trying to eliminate the overload of "sugar" . . . it's now trying to kill the overload of "bad" bacteria that is growing fast and furious because we just fed it with its favorite food. And a lot of it.
At this time, the immune system starts to do its job to kill some of the "bad" bacteria. And when this bacteria dies . . . it releases a harmful substance that contains 79 different toxins into the body.
WE ARE NOW IN TROUBLE!
And 3 of the worst toxins are "Uric acid", Ethanol" and "Acetaldehyde".
So tomorrow we'll talk about the devastation they can cause in the body.
So people . . . please think twice today before you indulge with all that candy.
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