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SUGAR- WHAT’S ALL THE HYPE ABOUT?

  Quit sugar? Don’t quit sugar? Cut out refined sugar? Don’t eat fruit? Only use Stevia? Don’t use Stevia? Stay away from fructose? Sucrose? Aspartame?  AAAGH! It’s confusing right? Not to mention the plethora of names sugar is called.   There are so many headlines each day about the latest fads or trends. It’s my job as a health coach to navigate all this information for you. But as a busy woman, are you often looking for sugar to get you through the day?And what actually is the low down on sugar? What is it really doing our bodies? There is overwhelming mounting evidence to indicate that too much sugar is not only bad for our waistline but may induce metabolic changes that lead to increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer , effect our hormones and so much more.  It is not the only contributor, but in excess, it certainly does contribute. WHO (World Health Organisation) has now stated its recommended daily intake should be for an adult, no more than 6 teaspoons of sugar per day ( less for …