Did you know??
Consumption of too much sugar contributes to:
✓ Weight gain
✓ Increased blood pressure
✓ High risk of type 2 diabetes
✓ Increased chronic inflammation.
A lot of people rely so much on quick processed food for meal and snacks which contributes a large proportion of our daily calorie intake.
Sugar has a bittersweet reputation when it comes to health. Sugar occurs naturally in all foods that contain carbohydrates, such as fruits and vegetables, grains, and dairy. Consuming whole foods that contain natural sugar is okay. Plant foods also have high amounts of fiber, essential minerals, and antioxidants, and dairy foods contain protein and calcium.
Since your body digests these foods slowly, the sugar in them offers a steady supply of energy to your cells. A high intake of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains also has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers.
Take care of your health because your health is your wealth!
Written by: Chiamaka Nwoko