What is sugar really doing to us?
So at the beginning of this discussion, we spoke about 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. To me, that is just mind blowing!!!
But . . . sadly true!
Okay . . . so the question for today is this . . . Did you know that when you consume "sugar" it not only makes us feel good for a short time . . . it actually FEEDS the "bad" bacteria in our body that I'm always talking about that causes illness, weight issues and disease? And yes, even cancer!
You see . . . Our "good" bacteria relies on fiber as its "main" food source . . . but "bad" bacteria "thrives" on sugar and refined carbohydrates for their "main" food source. Therefore . . . a diet high in "sugar", throws off the delicate balance within the microbiome and these changes within the gut can happen very quickly.
In as little as 2 - 4 days of eating a lot of candy . . . the roughly 100 trillion bacteria in the digestive system can change. You see . . . sugar can keep the "good" bacteria from colonizing and keeping our gut healthy.
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.
So even one day of "sugar" overdose can cause upset in the intestines and the "good" to "bad" bacteria ratio can change.
And when this happens . . . it will cause increased "sugar" craving and "inflammation" throughout the body.
Okay . . . so if that's not bad enough . . .
Symptoms of sugar intolerances include: Fatigue, abdominal cramps, painful bloating, gas, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea.