A Sensuous Woman doesn’t need sugar to be sweet! Sugar is sweet, but what it does to your body is evil. When you eat white sugar, your pancreas goes a little crazy. The job of your pancreas is to send out insulin to help your body utilize sugar. It takes one molecule of insulin to move one molecule of sugar out of the blood stream, and into a cell. “The Roller Coaster Effect” happens because white sugar is an unnatural food. What I mean is that white sugar is so processed that it has lost all of the vitamins, minerals, and fiber that were present in it when it was in its natural state. This unnatural substance (white sugar) causes your body to overreact. As soon as you eat the sugar, your blood sugar level goes sky high. At this point, the pancreas freaks out (because it’s job is to send out insulin to keep the blood sugar at a reasonable level), and it sends out too much insulin to take care of the sugar. What happens next is that too much insulin is produced, and it causes your blood sugar level to drop very quickly. And, when your blood sugar level drops, you feel hungry, and will often reach for something sweet to help you feel better quickly. Wow! It’s easy to see how this vicious cycle is unhealthy for your mind and body.
Sugar causes many health problems. Here are a few:
~ Causes weight gain, and promotes fat production
~ Drives heart disease
~ Leads to metabolic syndrome and diabetes
~ Elevates insulin in the blood which can contribute to the development of cancers
~ Is addictive, due to the high level of dopamine that is produced in the brain when you eat sugar
The bottom line is that you need to avoid white sugar products as much as possible.
My solution is to use Stevia. Stevia is the best sugar substitute. It’s extracted from the sweet leaves of the Stevia plant. It comes in powder and liquid forms. I prefer the liquid extract. Some extracts contain a tiny amount of alcohol, so read the label, or buy the powder form if you want it to be alcohol free. Giving up sugar is one of the best ways to become the Sexy, Sensuous, Healthy Woman you want to be.