Why should I eliminate added Sugars?
Sugar is not meant to be consumed the way we consume it today: isolated from its natural source (e.g. fruit which contains complementary nutrients like fiber), refined and in large, regular quantities.
Refined, added sugars are addictive, cause our blood sugar to spike, negatively impact our hormones and mood and cause weight gain and inflammation.
The increasing rate of sugar consumption in the US can be directly linked to all of the most prevalent chronic diseases.
There is no recommended daily requirement, allowance or need for added, refined sugar in our diets.
Most whole foods contain their own natural sugars- so we never need to worry about being deficient in this energy source.