You’re probably thinking, how on earth can sugar be as bad as tobacco. Read below the information will Shock you.
Many people already know they need to limit the amount of sugar they intake on a daily basis. However, according to my research it should be treated just like tobacco. Years ago they thought tobacco was harmless. After smokers would have a cigarette they would feel calm and less anxious. There was no immediate harm, so there for they thought cigarette’s where harmless.
Today we know how dangerous and addictive cigarette’s can be. According to American Lung Association. There are approximately 600 ingredients in cigarettes. When burned, they create more than 7,000 chemicals. At least 69 of these chemicals are known to cause cancer, and many are poisonous. http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/smoking-facts/whats-in-a-cigarette.html
Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to this question. Some people can eat as much sugar as they like without harm, while others (diabetics for example) should avoid it as much as possible.
According to American Heart Association http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/
- Men:150 calories per day (37.5 grams or 9 teaspoons).
- Women:100 calories per day (25 grams or 6 teaspoons).
To put that into perspective, one 12oz coke contains 140 calories from sugar, while a regular sized snickers bar contains 120 calories from sugar.
COFFEE and Tobacco Addictive?
I myself work in the medical field. Every day at work when it is break time the first thing my co-workers do is run outside to have a cigarette. I can’t help but notice that smokers tend to always have something in there hands.
TIP: They say when you are trying to quit smoking it is a good idea to always have a pack of gum in your pocket or purse. Instead of having a cigarette like your normally would. Replace that cigarette break with something healthy. For example, taking a walk or riding a bike. By doing something healthy you are getting over the cravings. You have to reprogram your mind and body into a healthy daily routine.
I wanted to give you a real life example on how coffee affects the body. To protect his privacy I will be calling him “John”. So I asked, John do you believe coffee is addictive?
He replied to me with a straight “NO“.
I then asked John if he drinks coffee in the morning before he starts his day.
He replied with “YES”. I then told John tomorrow when he wakes up he is NOT to drink any coffee for this little experiment. We informed John to take notes thru out the day on how he is feeling.