Day one of Junk free June and I have made it thus far, till 9.52am...
I decided my focus this month would be cutting out added sugars and reducing my coffee intake. I turned down my usual large cafe latte this morning for a health conscious lemon, honey and ginger herbal. I personally have had serious health issues due to my added sugar intake but there is also considerable evidence that sugar, due to its harmful effects on metabolism, can contribute to cancer.
Cancer is characterised by uncontrolled growth and multiplication of cells and insulin is one of the key hormones in regulating this sort of growth. For this reason, many scientists believe that having constantly elevated insulin levels (a consequence of sugar consumption) can contribute to cancer. In addition, the metabolic problems associated with sugar consumption are a known driver of inflammation, another potential cause of cancer. Multiple studies show that people who eat a lot of sugar are at a much higher risk of getting cancer.
So...by cutting out the sugar I hope to not only get on top of my own health issues but promote the positive effects of regulating insulin levels in relation to cancer.
Let's do this!