You may already know this. You may have already figured this one out. But bear with me, because your Faithful Blogger here is a bit slow on the uptake.
Eating sugar may actually cause pain. Not just in the form of crashing lows after the short-lived burst of energy it provides, but actual “oh me achin’ bones” kind of pain.
At least I’m pretty sure it does for me.
I have noticed that, as I age, I have some days that are just plain achey. Bones or joints or muscles ache and it’s very unpleasant and difficult to get the day started in a positive fashion.
If you read up on inflammation, which is the new medical buzzword for why we get sick and dead (well, not that new), you will learn all about how the crap we eat causes it.
For me, sugar is a big culprit. For you, it might be gluten or nightshade vegetables or certain additives or the poison that is Diet Coke. We’re all label readers these days, aren’t we! But there’s so much crazy stuff in so much of what we consume, we really have to be. This is the best book I have read yet about how the food industry is working really hard to addict us all to poisonous garbage food.
For me, straight-up sugar in the form of dessert type items is sheer poison. I just have to avoid it. I can do a little now and then, but processed sugar — even the organic, “bla bla bla this isn’t so poisonous we swear on a stack of Michael Pollan’s books” products — it’s all just sugar and it all accumulates in my body very quickly and makes me creaky and sore and achey.
Any white flour products function just about the same way. Which makes sense, because all of that stuff metabolizes pretty fast as sugar.
It’s a big bummer that so many yummy foods that we reach for for pleasure and comfort in times of stress should turn out to be little pain bombs waiting to be released in our bodies, but they certainly are in mine and they may be in yours, and I wanted to share what I figured out in the hopes that it might be a useful insight for some of you, my lovely pigeons.
Be well, darlings!