Sugar is everywhere, even in places you wouldn’t imagine. Pizza, sodas, and lots of breakfast cereals contain outrageous amounts of sugar, including ones that appear to be healthy for you. Sugar isn't only table sugar; it comes in many forms, such as white sugar, brown sugar, molasses, honey, maple syrup, and corn sweeteners (fructose, sucrose, maltose, dextrose). If sugars are listed as one of the first ingredients on a food label, the food is likely high in sugar. Reducing sugars in your diet can make a huge difference in your overall health and risk of disease.
Increased Weight – Sugars provide energy (calories), but no other nutrition. It is very easy to get a lot of calories without a lot of impacts. A 591 ml bottle of Pepsi has 17 teaspoons (69 grams) of sugar. That’s 250 calories of sugar. An average person needs to run at a moderate pace for about 40 minutes just to burn off one bottle of soda.
Diabetes Risk – It has been repeatedly proven that increases in the consumption of sugar in a society lead to an increase in the incidence of diabetes. Again, this is often caused by consuming liquid sugars and sugary foods, like sugary breakfast cereals, ice creams, and even things like pizza.
Unstable Mood – Sugar causes some people to get sugar highs followed by sugar lows. This is very apparent in young children who can be extremely hyperactive when given sugar, then they will suddenly fall asleep. For adults, this often manifests itself more subtly, but equally damaging, as changes in mood and attitude.
Cutting sugar from your diet is deceptively simple. Start by reading the ingredient list on food packages. Ingredients are listed in the order of predominance, from most to least. Buy foods that are made from whole ingredients with little or no added sugar. Be selective if you do have sugar. Honey or maple syrup provides natural sugars that have a lower glycemic index. After a couple of weeks of eliminating sugar, many people discover that foods with added sugar taste too sweet. Adding more fruit to your diet is a healthier option for sweetness.
Holy Crap Apple Cinnamon cereal is made from seeds and dried fruit with no added sugar. The cinnamon and complex carbohydrates of Holy Crap’s organic buckwheat, organic chia, and organic hemp seeds help to keep the body’s sugar levels stable and strong.
Holy Crap’s Natural Superseed Blend contains no added sugar and since it doesn't contain any dried fruit–there is no naturally occurring sugar either.
Eating wholesome foods, like Holy Crap cereal, lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, and decreasing or eliminating sugar are some of the factors in improving your level of health and wellness and preventing certain diseases.