Welcome to The Lipo Lounge weekly tip. This week we look at the ways sugar wreaks havoc on your mood and mental health. Depression affects over 300 million people of all ages globally and is the leading cause of illness and disability worldwide. Research is now showing nutrition and diet to be a pivotal factor in depression. Numerous food ingredients cause or aggravate depression, with the most significant being sugar, particularly refined sugar and processed fructose. Here are 4 ways sugar wreaks havoc on your mood and mental health: *Sugar feeds pathogens in your gut and allows them to overwhelm the more beneficial bacteria. * Sugar triggers chemical reactions in your body, promoting chronic inflammation, disrupting the normal functioning of your immune system and causing damage to your brain. *Sugar contributes to insulin and leptin resistance, which plays a major role in your mental health. *Sugar and its addictive properties affects dopamine, a neurotransmitter known to play a role in mood disorders. Eating a healthy diet of real food including antioxidant-rich fruits, vegetables, legumes, wholegrain cereals, nuts and seeds and omega-3-rich food can be some of the best medicine for you. Make a commitment to yourself and to your health. It is worth it! And remember, the best way to get motivated is to see the changes you can achieve...and nothing does that better than the safe, non-surgical, painless, body sculpting and contouring procedures and body transforming classes The Lipo Lounge offers. Call to set up an appointment or reserve your exercise spot today! Our goal at The Lipo Lounge is to offer the newest and safest technology and body toning classes to help you be the best that you can be! And that is The Lipo Lounge weekly tip. Isn’t it time you get the healthy body you always dreamed of?