Does Sugar Cause Inflammation?
There’s been a lot of talk in the media recently about sugar. There are a variety of plans to help you detox from sugar stating that doing so will not only result in less chronic disease, but also reduce chronic inflammation within your body. Inflammation is part of the body's healing process and produces warmth, redness and swelling.
Some refined carbohydrates like sugar and white flour can contribute to inflammation in the body as well as weight gain, fatty liver disease, cardiovascular disease and raised inflammatory markers.
What are the best inflammatory biomarkers?
C reactive protein is a biomarker for inflammation in the blood. The level of C-reactive protein (CRP) increases when there's inflammation in your body. C-reactive protein level is measured as part of the Metabolic Balance plan.
The Correlation Between Sugar and Inflammation
Most people know that sugar is not good for them and that too much can cause obesity that can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, and even diabetes. But did you know that eating too much sugar depletes enzymes necessary for the proper digestion of food and weakens both body tissues and white blood cells. Rapid rises in blood glucose is a main cause of inflammation and it's eating a high sugar diet that leads to rapid increases in blood glucose.
Almost all serious disease has been linked, at least to some extend, to inflammation in the body including:
• Diabetes and insulin resistance
• Heart Disease
• High Blood Pressure
• Raised Uric Acid & Gout
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome
• Inflammatory Bowel Disease
• Alzheimer's Disease
• Digestive Problems
• Certain kinds of Cancer
When you reduce the amount of sugar and simple carbohydrates, like white bread, you consume you can reduce the inflammation within the body and begin to repair the damage that high levels of sugar cause, helping reduce your chances of experiencing one or more of the serious diseases linked to chronic inflammation. Going through a sugar detox or following the Metabolic Balance Program is the best way to begin to reduce chronic inflammation fast.
What Is A Sugar Detox?
A sugar detox is a healthy diet that drastically reduces the amount of sugar that you consume on a daily basis. While you won't go hungry on this diet you may have cravings for sweets as you not only eliminate desserts, the sugar in your coffee, and soft drinks from your diet, but also all processed foods as these foods contain hidden sources of high fructose corn syrup and other sugars.
Weight loss Nutritionist Lisa Snowdon can help you find the foods that work for you and the foods that don't using the Metabolic Balance framework. This will help you conquer your sugar cravings, reduce inflammation and lose weight.