• Nikki Ngo

How Sugar Destructs Our body and How to Detox From It

Updated: Dec 17, 2018

Many of us are unaware of how sugar has corrupted the entire earth and the effect of sugar on our body.

We are consuming massive amounts of refined sugars, far more than what our bodies can biologically handle. The average American consumes at least 140 pounds of refined sugar per year, which equals out to 6 oz. or 170 grams of sugar per day.

The obesity epidemic, along with related diseases including cancer, dementia, heart disease and diabetes, has spread across every nation where sugar has dominated the food economy. Never before in the history of mankind have we had an emergency need to LOWER blood sugar. Sugar feeds cancer, bacteria, viruses, parasites, and yeast/fungus. It is food for the pathogens that our body is trying to protect us from.

When we eat sugar, our body rapidly breaks it down into glucose in the bloodstream. This causes insulin, the hormone responsible for carrying the glucose, to spike.

The rapid rush of insulin leads to a plummet in glucose levels, which leaves you feeling fatigued, tired, and craving more sugar to bring it back up.

Sugar increases insulin levels which promote fat accumulation and inflammation throughout the body. Sugar is turned into free fatty acids, VLDL (the damaging form of cholesterol) and triglycerides, which get stored as fat. The effect of sugar is actually comparable to a psychosis. When we consume sugar, we get a rush. Our blood glucose increases and adrenaline levels go up to meet the body's demand very similar as to when it goes into a state of emergency (fight or flight mode). This extra stress on the body negatively effects the hormonal system, causing the adrenal glands to become overworked.

Effects of sugar on our organs:

  • The pancreas eventually wears out, producing insufficient quantities or quality of insulin

  • The adrenals go into a state of exhaustion

  • The liver can have difficulty converting glycogen and proteins/fat to glucose.

How can we be more mindful of our sugar intake and detox?

One simple method to avoid sugar is to read the ingredients list and become aware of the sugars that are being sneaked into our foods. As of today, manufacturers use over 61 different names for sugar.

Eat a whole foods diet, specifically: healthy fats, protein, and fiber. These foods will help to keep you feel full longer and help you to overcome sugar cravings.

–FATS: avocados, nut butters, sprouted seeds, coconut oils, organic butter

–PROTEIN: organic grass fed beef, organic wild turkey, chicken, or salmon, organic dairy, free range eggs, fermented cheese, or protein powders

–FIBER: dark leafy green vegetables, berries, nuts and seeds

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