Countdown to Christmas Day 11: See how sugar affects the body to make you think twice about reaching for that 3rd sweet!

Smarties-sweets-8558158-600-400It is the festive season after all, so of course the odd mince pie, chocolate etc. is going to be consumed.

However, sugar has many long term detrimental effects on the body when taken out of proportion; such as excesses being stored as fat; increasing stress hormones and suppressing the immune system.

This article gives a great explanation of how a sugar binge can affect our bodies. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/what-happens-to-your-body-an-hour-after-a-sugar-binge-a6701051.html

So, even more reason to try out my healthier versions of Christmas treats! See my previous posts for mulled wine, mince pies and chocolates!

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One thought on “Countdown to Christmas Day 11: See how sugar affects the body to make you think twice about reaching for that 3rd sweet!

  1. Loving your Christmas posts Susan. This one resonates as trying to rebalance sugars whilst being Type 1 diabetic and at Christmas is certainly a challenge. Keep to low GI products, balance treats with fish, meat & veggies and all in moderation. Keep ’em coming 😉

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