(Note that grains turn into sugar quickly so eliminate refined grains and preferably all non-sprouted grains.)
If not complete elimination, then limit to a maximum of 25 grams a day as long as you’re healthy. If you have diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol or are overweight, you’d be wise to keep your fructose consumption below 15 grams a day, including that from whole fruits.
Why is Sugar Bad? Sugar feeds cancer, feeds bad bacteria, increases fat, increases triglycerides, increases blood pressure and causes Insulin Resistance, Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes.
The bad bacteria in our gut, which supports 80% of our immune system, LOVES sugar. Bad bacteria is very efficient at taking sugar from our food and storing it as fat in our fat cells. The more sugar you eat, the more you feed your gut’s bad bacteria and the fatter your fat cells (and the larger your waist size).
Consuming sugars and grains (except sprouted grains) raises your blood sugar. The higher your blood sugar, the more damage done to your body and the faster you age. Synthetic sugars are as bad or often worse than real sugar. Typical signs of aging include elevated levels of glucose, insulin and triglycerides.
Lab Tests: Each of us should know three numbers that are critical to obtaining optimal health and optimal weight. Fasting Glucose, Fasting Insulin and HA1C (pre-diabetes and diabetes test). These numbers will identify if you have a Sugar Problem which also identifies Insulin Resistance.
The higher the blood sugar rise, the more damage is done to your body.
The higher your insulin level, the faster you age AND increase your risk of developing chronic degenerative illnesses.
Typical signs of aging include elevated levels of glucose, insulin and triglycerides.
So what should you do if you want to slow aging, reduce body fat, prevent chronic disease and avoid diabetes?
1. TEST YOUR BLOOD (Fasting Glucose, Fasting Insulin and HA1C)
2. ELIMINATE SUGAR AND NON-SPROUTED GRAINS (or no more than 15 to 25 grams per day).
3. TAKE A QUALITY PROBIOTIC (50 billion or 30 billion).