The most simplest of sugars, glucose - is in fact the second most important ingredient to surviving other than oxygen. When we consume carbohydrates; our body works quickly to break them down to the simplest form; glucose. Once in this form, glucose can be combined with oxygen to create energy for the chemical processes occurring in our body. This process called cellular respiration; is the very reason that we are able to move our bodies, think, sleep, talk - just simply be human. Without getting too much off topic, this is exactly why athletes adhere to a high-carb diet; and is also why some have been known to illegally enhance oxygen consumption through blood doping because ultimately they are trying to increase the rate at which their body can create energy.
But we should focus on the average joe. An individual needs to consume a certain amount of carbohydrates to ensure that our bodies can function at optimal levels. The problem however lies with the form in which it is consumed. Natural sugars found in fruits, nuts and other unprocessed foods are made up of complex carbohydrates along with vitamins and minerals. When consumed by the body; it takes time to break them down fully, which therefore provides us with 'longer lasting energy'. Added sugars, are usually quite simple in their form which means the body immediately processes them and provides us with that 'sugar high'. Scientifically it has been identified that rats experience the same level of addiction to sugar, as they do cocaine and drugs. Furthermore, it is also scientifically confirmed that sugar activates the 'pleasure centre' of the human brain - which is ultimately why it becomes an addiction and we experience cravings. So if you are one of the many with a sugar addiction and your asking 'so what' read on.
A diet high in sugar can have far-reaching effects, that depending on how long you have been addicted can be difficult to notice if you have simply become accustomed to them. Read below and identify whether you experience any of the following:
Last of all, good luck and try your best. It will take time and it won't be easy, but nothing ever is that's worth something.
'Be Remarkable' has developed through one's own individual journey of becoming the best version of themselves, and still is. Through BR, she has been able to grow closer to the 'true' version of who she wants to become. Whilst it is not an easy process, change takes time and is without doubt challenging. It certainly is an exhilarating process, one she wants to share with others, and help others to choose.