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Sugar Is the Enemy: 13 Reasons to Eliminate Sugar from Your Diet 

There’s a distinct difference between added and refined sugars. Naturally occurring sugars, like those found in fruit and vegetables, should be eaten as part of a healthy, balanced diet. It’s the sugar that’s added into your food and drink that can cause the real problems. 
 
The NHS recommends that adults consume a maximum of 30g of refined sugar a day – roughly the equivalent of seven sugar cubes – and that no more than 5% of your daily calorie intake comes from sugar. 
Here’s why… 

01. It’s Empty Calories 

Sugar has no nutritional value, which means it doesn’t provide your body with any goodness, and it won’t fill you up. So you’ll find yourself needing to eat more. 

02. Weight Gain 

Sugary food and drink, such as cakes and cola drinks, have a high-calorie content. If your diet is high in sugar, it’s likely you’ll gain weight or be overweight. In children, each daily portion of sugary food or drink increases the risk of obesity by 60%. 

03. It Can Increase the Risk of Cancer 

While there isn’t a direct link between sugar and cancer, it’s generally agreed that a healthier lifestyle, including a reduced sugar intake, is the best protection against cancer. 

04. It’s Addictive 

The consumption of sugar releases the hormone dopamine in your brain, which makes you feel good when you’re eating it. This ‘sugar high’ can leave you craving more. 

05. It Causes Tooth Decay 

The more sugar that comes into contact with your teeth, be it in a sugary drink or a sweet snack, the more damage it can do. Tooth decay is a direct result of a diet that’s too high in sugar. 

06. Liver Disease 

Your liver is the only organ that can metabolize fructose, which is found in added sugar. If you eat too much, your liver won’t be able to keep up and it will turn into fat. If your sugar intake is only 2-3 times the recommended amount, you’re at higher risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. 

07. Brain Function 

Several studies have shown that a diet high in sugar can impair your cognitive function and adversely affect proteins needed for memory and responsiveness. Keeping a healthy brain can help reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. 

08. Premature Skin Ageing 

When sugar in your bloodstream attaches to certain proteins, it can damage the collagen and elastin in your skin cells, which is what keeps wrinkles and sagging at bay. 

09. Type 2 Diabetes 

Being overweight and consuming too much sugar can cause insulin resistance – when your blood sugar level is high – it can lead to type 2 diabetes. A diet high in fizzy and cola-based drinks can increase your chance of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 83%. 

10. You May Become Nutrient Deficient 

If a large percentage of the food you eat is sugary snacks and drinks, it’s likely you’ll become deficient in nutrients such as calcium and iron, as sugary foods have no nutritional benefit. 

11. It Can Lead to Heart Disease 

Too much fructose in your bloodstream raises your bad cholesterol level, which, if maintained, can result in heart disease. 

12. It Can Cause Depression and Anxiety 

Regular spikes in your blood sugar caused by multiple sugary intakes will increase your chance of insulin resistance, which can create a chemical imbalance in your brain, affecting your mental health. 

13. It Gives You Bad Breath 

Sugary saliva is the perfect breeding ground for bad bacteria in your mouth. Drinking lots of sugary drinks often leads to having bad breath. 
 
If you’d like to reduce your sugar intake but are unsure how to start, try our Wild Force Markus Sweet, totally natural, non-fattening, vegan sweetener.  
 
This is a great transitional product which can help you take the first step in breaking free from a sugar-rich diet, moving towards a healthier mind and body. 
 
Want to read more? Here is another great article on the negative effects of sugar. 

What is Markus Sweet? 

Markus Sweet is a healthy, non-fattening sweetener from Markus Rothkranz’s Wildforce line of vegan supplements. It is made from Lo Han Guo (monk fruit) and erythritol, a non-calorific sugar alcohol fermented from organic non-gmo corn. 

Why use it? 

Wildforce Markus Sweet is an all-natural product that does not affect blood sugar, does not cause tooth decay, and passes right through your body without causing any digestive distress. It is therefore ideal for diabetics, children and weight-watchers. Compared to other sweeteners, it is much more difficult for intestinal bacteria to break down, so it will not cause gas or bloating. Likewise, it cannot be metabolised by oral bacteria, which is what makes it so tooth-friendly. 
 
Markus Sweet also contains antioxidants, which are involved in the prevention of cellular damage linked to cancer, premature ageing and a wide variety of diseases, including heart disease. Antioxidants are also protective against exercise-induced damage and aid the recovery process following exercise. 
 
In the modern Western world, we have far too much harmful sugar in our diets. However, Wildforce Markus Sweet is not just intended as a sugar substitute. It is intended, rather, as a healthy and natural ‘transition’ food, to wean us off eating too many sweet foods and help us towards a more balanced less-sweet diet. A less-sweet diet makes for better digestion, nutrient assimilation and liver health 

Why Wildforce? 

Wildforce Markus Sweet can be can be used like normal sugar, as a food sweetener (it has a similar flavour to brown sugar with a hint of caramel) or in cooking and baking. However, it is part of the Markus Rothkranz philosophy that we should eat as nature intended. High heat kills the enzymes in food, which is a major factor in today’s illnesses. So, we would never advocate baking anything. Our mission is not to change what we use to satisfy our sweet-tooth, but to change the way we acquire our nutrition. Markus Sweet, and the whole Wildforce line of raw natural supplements, serves this mission. 
 
All natural supplements from Markus products are organic, sustainable and wildcrafted. ‘Wildcrafted’ means harvested by hand, from virgin wilderness, far from civilisation and its harmful pollutants. 
 
While we spare no pains to bring you the purest supplements, ordering them online is fast, simple and 100% secure. Buy your Wildforce Markus Sweet today, and take the first step in improving your diet and health. 
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