Did you know, one teaspoon of sugar has the ability to suppress immune function for 5 hours? There are 10‐12 teaspoons of sugar in the average cola.

The fact that most people’s diets are extremely deficient in many nutrients due to the consumption of refined, fatty foods and the exclusion of fruits, vegetables and whole grains means that this information is mind blowing to most people. 

What does happen when you consume simple sugars?

  • Carbohydrate food is eaten
  • Carbohydrate is converted to glucose (simple sugar)
  • Pancreas sends out insulin (which brings glucose inside the cells)
  • Blood sugar levels remain high because insulin receptor sites on cells have become damaged due to over-consumption of refine carbohydrates
  • Insulin resistance
  • Blood sugar remains high
  • Pancreas produces more insulin
  • Result = too much insulin and glucose in the blood stream
  • Send glucose to fat cells
  • Stored as triglycerides
  • Fat cells become resistant to insulin
  • Blood sugar remains high
  • Type 2 Diabetes

How do I prevent this from happening to me?

  • Avoid refined carbohydrates – anything that has sugar, white flour, high fructose corn syrup, etc.
  • Eat whole foods (as close to nature as possible) – whole foods contain complex carbohydrates that produce a slow release of glucose into the blood.
  • Eat complex carbohydrates with a fat or protein – combining carbs with a protein and/or fat will also help slow down the sugar release into the blood stream.
  • Focus on Low Glycemic foods ‐ these foods have the lowest effect on blood sugar.
  • Exercising directly after eating will help keep blood glucose levels in check. Even a fifteen minute brisk walk after eating, will help.
  • More exercise: The combination of aerobic, and more importantly, resistance training seems to help cells become more insulin sensitive.
  • Use high glycemic foods as condiments (not foods)!