Have you heard about low sugar diet plans that encourage you to quit carbohydrates and sugar? You probably have.
I followed quit a low sugar diet 9 years ago and in today’s video I talk about what happened after I did that.
Low Sugar Diet Dangers
There are many misconceptions about sugar in our modern world. One such misconception is that all sugar is bad for you.
It doesn’t matter whether we’re talking about processed white sugar, corn syrup or whole food sugar found in whole fruits – all sugar is bad.
But is this really true? Absolutely not!
There is a big difference between natural whole food sugar found in fruits (healthy sugar) and whole food carbohydrates compared to refined/processed sugar (unhealthy sugar).
We simply cannot live on a low sugar diet that’s high in fat without health complications.
For example, let’s look at the Inuit people.
They live on a high fat diet, but suffer from severe osteoporosis and atheloscrerosis, severe bone loss, parasites and have a much shorter life expectancy. (1)
High fat diet promoters often say that the Inuit only begain suffering from diseases such as these due to eating modern western foods, but there is clear evidence that they suffered with atherosclerosis (heart disease) way before they were introduced to modern western foods. (2)
Even studies that looked at (Paleo poop) fossilised faeces from humans in the Paleolithic period noted that people then were eating a very high fiber diet, packed full of plant foods. (3)
There are many other health issues that can start to develop as a result of a low sugar and high fat diet, including: (4, 5, 6)
- Kidney stones
- Impaired mood and concentration
- Poor growth in children
- Nutrient deficiencies (on doctor supervised keto diets)
- Skeletal fracture
- Heart arrhythmia
- Shift towards very high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood
- Diarrhea, vomiting, nausea
- And more …
A low sugar diet negatively affected my health in many ways.
When I was on a low sugar diet, I had: chronic fatigue, Candida (despite following the anti-Candida diet), hormone imbalances, fertility issues, depression, liver problems, PCOS and other health challenges.
When I quit the low sugar diet and went high fruit, low fat, mostly raw vegan: my fatigue healed, I turned myself into an athlete and completed a marathon and a triathlon, I regained my fertility, conceived and gave birth to our daughter, reached my healthy weight and balanced my hormones.
I talk about it in my video today.
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