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Why You Should Reduce Your Intake Of SUGAR

 •The Numerous Health Challenges Revealed


At the Hotze Health & Wellness Center, we encourage a healthy eating lifestyle, which as you may have guessed, does not include sugar. Did you know that the average person consumes about 150 pounds of sugar a year? No wonder so many people today are not healthy. Sugar consumption leads to poor health and disease.


Take a look at some of the health issues caused by sugar:

Can cause heart disease, Can cause tooth decay, Feeds cancer, Can cause depression, Can weaken eyesight, Can cause cataracts, Contributes to obesity, Can cause diabetes, Dehydrates newborns, Causes constipation, Can make your skin age by changing the structure of collagen, Can cause premature ageing

Causes varicose veins, Can cause hyperactivity in children, Can cause crankiness in children, Difficulty concentrating in children, Can cause anxiety in children, Can cause hormonal imbalance – some hormones become underactive and others overactive, Can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease, Can cause mild memory loss, Can make PMS worse, Can slow down the ability of adrenal glands to function, Can suppress the immune system, Can decrease testosterone production, Increases estradiol in men, Can damage the pancreas, Can increase cholesterol, Can interfere with the absorption of protein, Interferes with body’s absorption of calcium and magnesium, Can produce a significant rise in triglycerides



If you are following a yeast-free eating plan, then you want to make sure you are always on the lookout for any type of sugar or hidden sugar ingredient that may be hiding in food products so that you can avoid them.  The root cause of yeast overgrowth is sugar or anything that converts to sugar. However, whether or not you are eating yeast-free, it’s still a good idea to avoid sugar as much as possible.

Below is a list of different words that mean “sugar” to look out for when you are at the grocery store – always be sure to read product labels carefully:

• Agave nectar •Beet sugar •Brown rice syrup •Brown sugar, •Cane sugar •Coconut sugar •Coconut palm sugar •Corn syrup •Dehydrated cane juice •Dextrin •Dextrose •Evaporated cane juice •Fructose

•Fruit juice concentrate •High fructose corn syrup •Honey •Maltodextrin •Malt syrup •Maple syrup •Molasses •Palm sugar •Raw sugar •Rice syrup •Sorghum •Sucrose •Syrup •Turbinado sugar



So now you may be wondering, “How am I going to drink my coffee without sugar? How am I going to give up soda?  I need that sweet taste.” Well, you’re in luck, because there are some natural, safe sugar substitutes available.  The best substitutes for sugar are stevia, xylitol or erythritol. All are natural sweeteners that can easily be substituted for any of the sugars listed above.  Add some stevia to your coffee.  There are lots of natural soda alternatives on the market today, as well.  Try Zevia instead of that Dr Pepper. You’ll be surprised at how good it tastes!

It’s always a good idea to cut as much sugar as you can from your diet for your overall health. If you’re ready to quit sugar altogether and rid your body of yeast, then consider doing a yeast-free eating program.

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