Protein Basics

Lower Sugar Lifestyle

Sugar is added to more prepared food and beverages than you might think. With significant health concerns related to sugar consumption, The American Heart Association recommends that women shouldn't have any more than 6.5 teaspoons of sugar daily, and men shouldn't have more than 9.5 teaspoons. That’s not very much at all, so be sure to check the nutrition label before you eat packaged food.

Here are a few reasons to think twice about sugar:

Still Hungry?

There’s a good chance you’ll end up feeling hungry again shortly after eating something with high sugar. It’s also been proven that people who eat a lot of sugar crave more sugar itself!

Energy Issues

Consuming high-sugar food and drinks is often referred to as consuming “empty calories” because sugar has little nutritional value. You might get a quick short energy boost, but chances are good that you’ll end up more tired and hungry than you were before!

Oral Care

There is a reason your dentist tells you to stay away from candy.  Sugars from food and drinks begin to do damage to your teeth within 20 minutes. The more sugar you eat, and the longer before you brush, the more likely you're going to run into cavities and other oral issues.

Other Health Issues

Too much sugar can result in devastating consequences including weight gain or obesity, which can lead to diabetes. 

Sugar has also been linked to other serious health issues such as heart disease and Alzheimer's disease.

At Detour, all of our products are low in sugar.  If you’re working on reducing how much sugar you consume, we have a line of Lower Sugar Protein bars especially for you!

References:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/381872-why-should-you-avoid-sugar/#ixzz1kcisQ9ZH
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32543288/ns/health-diet_and_nutrition/#.TyISt4ErXog
http://www.medical-library.net/sugar_addiction.html