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Sugar and Stress supress your immune system.

I know in times like these you might want to reach for sweets for comfort. Your stressed-out worrying about catching Covid-19 and how you’re going to handle another day of quarantine. ⁠

Sugar and stress cause inflammation in the body, which makes you more prone to illness. So neither sugar nor worrying will help you. ⁠

Additionally, sugar can lead to a whole host of health problems.

1.Weight Gain

Consuming fructose increases your hunger and causes resistance to leptin. Leptin is an important hormone that regulates hunger and tells your body when to stop eating.

2.  Increased Risk of Heart Disease

Diets high in sugar have been associated with an increased risk of many diseases, including heart disease, the number one cause of death worldwide.

High-sugar diets can lead to obesity, inflammation, high blood sugar, and  pressure levels, which are all risk factors for heart disease

3. Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Obesity, which is often caused by consuming too much sugar, is considered the strongest risk factor for diabetes.  The U.S. adult obesity rate stands at 42.4 percent, the first time the national rate has passed the 40 percent mark

4. Increased Risk of Depression

Eating a healthy diet rich in nutrients can help improve your mood, a diet that is high in sugar and processed foods can impact your mood negatively increasing your chances of developing depression.

Get out in nature
Nature is healing for the soul.

If your feeling overwhelmed or stressed get outside. Take a walk in nature. You would be amazed at how much fresh air and sunshine can do for your mental health. ⁠

Instead of sugar make sure you are eating plenty of whole foods. Think low glycemic fruits, Veggies, Nuts & Seeds. ⁠
These vitamin-rich foods will nourish your body and actually keep you full. ⁠

If you need more support feel free to book a free wellness consult.