I have said for years that “Sugar is the root of all evil.” I woke up this morning after a decent night’s sleep in fibro flare mode. Pain all over that makes me want to curl up in the fetal position and cry. The reason for this flare is most likely the sugar-crap-fest I had on leftover Halloween Candy and chocolate chip cookies after dinner last night. Shame on me. I know better.
Now sugar is not really the root of ALL evil. But it is pretty bad, nutritionally speaking. It can lead to tooth decay, weight gain, and a myriad of other health issues. It’s so addictive that studies show rats will choose sugar over cocaine. And people flock to coffee shops for their sugar-laden “milk shakes” disguised as coffee drinks. It’s added to a variety of food products. (Hint: Read your labels, people.) For me, I know if I eat crap, I feel like crap. And sugar and bread are my two crappy food weaknesses. So I avoid them, most of the time.
For those, like me, who suffer fibromyalgia, sugar can be the root of all evil. Vicious Circle:
Eat bad > trigger flare > don’t feel like moving > weight gain > depression > eat bad again
Now that’s pretty oversimplified, and not everyone responds the same, but I can tell you from my personal experience, it’s pretty spot-on. My best bet is avoiding sugar, and eating natural, whole foods.
So maybe “Sugar is the root of all evil” isn’t so much of a hyperbole after all!