Many of us are familiar with the old adage, â€śAll things in moderation.â€ťÂ Those are wise words to be heeded, especially in todayâ€™s society where itâ€™s all about over-indulgence.Â We eat too much highly processed fast food; we drink too many sugary, unhealthy drinks; we exercise less and overall, over indulge.Â
What Price Will You Pay?
While we realize this type of living isnâ€™t good for us, in the short term we donâ€™t notice the damage being done to our bodies so we still keep it up.Â However, there are consequences.Â Over the past 30 years the number of children deemed obese has doubled while the obesity rate in adults has quadrupled.Â The health implications are staggering.
Too much sugar, too much fat and too little exercise coupled with a sedentary life-style all add-up to eventually take their toll on our health.Â Letâ€™s begin with a few of the negative effects of sugar.Â Added Sugar has been labeled as the worst single ingredient in the modern diet, and with good reason.Â
The Reasons We Should Avoid Added SugarÂ
Sugar, upon entering the body, is broken down into glucose and fructose. Here’s why we want to avoid foods with added sugar:
- Â Added sugar, like sucrose and high fructose corn syrup. contain a ton oâ€™ calories and no essential nutrients â€“ ergo, they are aptly named, empty calories
- Â Sugar contains no vitamins, essential fats or minerals
- Fructose can only be metabolized by the liver which can become overloaded — which then turns the fructose into fatÂ (Fructose from fruit will not do this.)
- Consuming too much sugar can lead to a fatty liver and create all manner of health problems
- Having too much sugar in the blood is highly toxic and in diabetics can cause side effects, such as blindness
This short list covers only sugar.Â Donâ€™t forget the devastating consequences from too much fat in your diet.Â A diet with a high fat content can leave you overweight and lead to obesity.
While the body does need some fat to operate, it is fat in excess that creates problems.
The Top Five Reasons We Should Avoid a Fatty DietÂ
Granted, in some instances being overweight can be a genetic condition but often it’sÂ the choices we make that determine our good or bad health. Consider these reasons for avoiding excess fat:
- Fat clogs the arteries restricting blood flow
Â Â Â 2. Â Leads to becoming overweight and possible obesity, opening the door to a host of maladiesÂ
- Taxes the heart
- Raises blood pressure
- Adds unhealthy pounds and puts unnecessary strain on the joints and organs
If you have made some choices that have compromised your health, you are not alone.Â However, just knowing other people are unhealthy also isn’t much of a comfort.Â So what can you do?
Take Action Today!
All things in moderation.Â Even positive changes.Â Begin with a gradual weaning of added sugars and choose foods that arenâ€™t as highly processed and that contain less trans fats.Â Exercise in moderation.Â Build your stamina gradually.
Youâ€™ll discover that the effects of the choices you’ve made to get your health where it is now, in many cases, can be reversed and replaced with positive results. Â Â
Flush Your System with Water from a Water IonizerÂ
When you begin drinking ionized alkaline water good things begin to happen inside your body.Â The hydrogen rich waterÂ has remarkable benefits.Â Alkaline water flushes fat cells from the body, making weight loss easier.
Ionized alkaline water flushes toxins out of your system like no other water can.Â It is also rich in minerals necessary to allow all systems to function properly.Â
If given the chance, your body is an incredible machine and can fight back to help reverse some of the damage done by poor eating habits. Here are some great ideas for improving your health andÂ trimming your waist line:
Choose the Best Water Ionizer for the Job
The Tyent Alkaline Water Company is an industry leader in the field of pure, healthy water.Â Our water ionizersÂ are award winning, as in the Editors Choice Award for Best Ionizer of the Year, a distinction we’ve earned a record 8 times since 2009.Â
You don’t have to wait until the stars are properly aligned to begin making changes. Â There are things you can do right now to improve your health and help to reverse some of the ill effects from a high sugar, high-in-fat diet.Â Drinking alkaline water from a Tyent water ionizerÂ is a great place to start. What changes will you make this week? Leave us a comment — you never know who you’ll inspire!