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Sugar is the New Fat

Posted by: admin at 11:30 am on January 7th, 2016

  • sugar
  • refined sugar
  • weightloss
  • diet

Q: 

If there is only ONE THING you would recommend to give up on a diet for weight loss, what would it be?

A:

Easily, I would recommend Eliminating SUGAR! Sugar is the new fat - totally empty of nutrients, protein, and enzymes! The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports that the average American consumes anywhere from ONE HUDRED and FIFTY to ONE HUNDRED and SEVENTY POUNDS of refined sugars yearly. That converts to about one quarter to one half pounds of sugar EACH DAY! And how does that compare to the past? One hundred years ago the average American consumption of sugar was about four pounds yearly. While you may think you are not consuming that much sugar on a daily basis, remember that four, twelve ounce cans of soda, converts to about one quarter pound of sugar according to the USDA. We often forget to include the liquid we consume daily along with the typical sugary items, mostly processed foods, such as cakes, candy, cookies and the like. Now, sugar is hidden in so many foods we consume under the name of high fructose corn syrup, dextrose, sucralose and fructose that are added to sauces, breads, canned fruits, soups, ketchup, salad dressing and so many other food items. High Fructose Corn Syrup is fifty five percent fructose and forty five percent glucose. Sucrose is a disaccharide as well. Sucralose is NOT even a sugar but a chlorinated artificial sweetener. Artificial sweeteners are just that-ARTIFICIAL! Excess sugar in the diet can increase the overall risk for heart disease according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The study reported strong evidence that sugar can actually affect the pumping mechanism of your heart and could increase the risk for heart failure. According to Dr. Jospeh Mercola, excessive sugar consumption may be the largest factor underlying obesity and chronic disease in America. Dr. Robert H. Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of California-San Francisco, states that sugar is a toxic substance that causes metabolic syndrome and fatty liver disease. Mark Hyman states “Sugar is eight times as addictive as cocaine”.  For recommended reading, I suggest, Suicide by Sugar,  by G.N. Jacobs and N. Appleton, Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Foods, Obesity and Disease by Dr R. H. Lustig, and Pure, White and Deadly: the new facts about the sugar you eat as a cause of heart disease, diabetes and other killers, by John Yudkin.

 

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