We already know that eating sugary foods is not conducive of weight loss, but you may be surprised at just how much, and how sugar affects our weight! What you don’t know about the negative effects of eating sugar are actually far worse than you may think, causing health issues far outreaching weight management. So what is this “other” detrimental effect of sugar, and what does sugar have to do with it?
Well, put very simply, sugar actually fuels the growth of bad bacteria in the digestive system, one in particular. It’s called Candida, and it may very well be the cause of the obesity problem we are experiencing in America today.
Candida is a type of yeast which is normally present in the digestive system, but when the conditions become perfect it grows at an accelerated rate. This can cause an unhealthy imbalance in the digestive system which eventually adversely affects most systems of the body; weight gain and inability to lose weight are just the beginning!
Candida thrives on sugar, therefore a sugary diet creates the perfect conditions for it to get out of hand. The immediate signs of Candida overgrowth include yeast infections, also known as “Thrush”, which is generally seen in infants but can also afflict adults. You may notice a rather foul tasting, white substance on your tongue, or the Candida may present its self as a frequent vaginal yeast infection. Men tend to experience no symptoms of Thrush, which is actually more dangerous as there may be no symptoms of Candida overgrowth until it starts to affect other systems of the body.
Frequent stomach upset, heartburn, constipation, gas and general gastrointestinal discomfort are also a sign of Candida overgrowth, and can eventually lead to more serious conditions as the overgrowth begins to affect the systems’ ability to digest food properly.
So what can you do if you suspect that Candida is affecting you?
- Cut back on your sugar intake as much as possible.
- Eat lots of yogurt, preferably organic.
- Take a good Probiotic every day.
- Eat lots of fresh greens and vegetables.
Now that you know more about How Sugar Affects Your Weight you can finally begin to combat what may really be causing your weight gain, as well as making weight loss more difficult than it should be, while ensuring that your body is healthier at the same time!