Isn’t it always the same when you’re on the road and your stomach starts growling – a stop on the next gas station, having a sandwich with cheese and ham, a Coke and a chocolate bar. But in the end it didn’t help feeling better, except that you get tired and unconcentrated. Am I right? 😉
What’s the reason for this?
The sandwich usually contains mayonnaise, butter and greasy sausage or cheese – mostly fast carbohydrates. In addition, the cold cuts often come from low-cost production, sometimes even from enzyme meat and always with nitrite curing salt. Furthermore: Mayonnaise and all these kinds of ready-made sauces which make your sandwich delicious, contain a lot of added sugar, preservatives, flavour enhancers and artificial flavours. Most of these ingredients aren’t good for your health and moreover chemically produced. The proportion of fast carbohydrates and refined sugar will keep your body going at full speed for a short time. This is due to the rapid increase in blood sugar. But this doesn’t last long and the result is fatigue, lack of concentration and cravings. On the other hand, if you rely on products with slow carbohydrates, vegetable protein and no added sugar, you can avoid this fatigue hole and boost your health.
Sugar & Sweets
For many people, sugary drinks and snacks have become a habit. Especially in the USA it is difficult to find other drinks. Therefore, always check the list of ingredients. Added sugar could be labeled as raw sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, corn sweetener, agave syrup, honey, molasses, malt syrup, maple syrup, high fructose corn syrup, invert sugar.
The more sugar you consume, the higher the risk of diabetes and high blood pressure. That’s why prevention is very good. Sugar doesn’t wake you up, on the contrary, it makes you tired. The first hype is quickly over and the energy curve falls quickly into the basement, making you feel worse than before.
Sweet drinks containing zero sugar are also sweetened, simply with aspartame. There are many studies around aspartame, which indicate that it is really bad for our health and promotes the development of cancer and diabetes. So, try to avoid it!
There is also a very interesting movie That Sugar Film that you could watch. Buy here...
Good to know:
After around two weeks of abstaining sugar, the palate recognizes the original flavours of the food again. The taste buds also have become accustomed to it and the body stops demanding sugar.