Sharing on How Much Is Sugar Addiction?
According to The World Health Organization (WHO): less than 6 teaspoons (25g) per day for an adult.
Children: 3 teaspoons (12 grams) daily.
A single soda contains +/- 10 teaspoons of sugar!
Naturally occurring sugars in fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy, and whole grains don’t need to be avoided, and make up part of a healthy diet. Your body has the natural ability to produce almost 2 teaspoons in itself!
Shared Statistics: Annual Sugar Consumption per Person:
18th Century: less than 5 pounds.
19th Century: less than 20 pounds.
20th Century: +/- 90 pounds.
21st Century: (half of the US population) +/- 180 pounds! THIS IS SUGAR ADDICTION!!!!
Sugar (Brown sugar is simply white sugar with a bit of the molasses put back in the mix) has zero nutritional value. It’s empty of vitamins and minerals and destructive to your health!!
The worst offenders are the highly addictive HFCS contained in fructose and glucose. The fructose is absorbed straight into your liver, where it is converted into fat. Not fuel…fat. Fructose turns off the appetite-control system because it doesn’t properly stimulate insulin. This results in a lack of suppression of ghrelin (the “hunger” hormone) which causes a disconnect with leptin (the “satiety” or “fullness” hormone). These factors work together, allowing you to eat more and edging you toward insulin resistance. Insulin pumps through your body, grabs those carbohydrate molecules, and hauls them to the liver to be converted to fuel for your entire system. Insulin is a hormone that the body utilizes to regulate sugar, metabolism, and cell growth. As you consume more and more high-sugar foods, your pancreas releases greater and greater amounts of insulin. Insulin resistance occurs when your individual cells don’t react to the hormone as effectively so your pancreas releases even more insulin to provide the same result. Ultimately, your pancreas gets tired and can no longer produce enough insulin to counteract the effects of the foods you eat. You then move from insulin resistance to Diabetes.
Cancer relies on insulin for fuel to grow, multiply, and spread. A protein called β-catenin is a primary factor in the formation and growth rate of many types of cancer. Researchers discovered that this protein is dependent on sugar levels in the blood. A bio-process called glycosylation is where sugar molecules attach to proteins. These cells are found in high amounts within cancerous tumors.
Other major diseases linked to sugar consumption:
Heart Disease, Liver Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease
Avoid sweeteners; with all of them your body reacts the same way as it does to a sugar!
Rather try a few natural alternatives:
Organic Raw Honey has been used by human beings for almost ten thousand years. It contains minerals, enzymes, and vitamins that have been found to be antibacterial, anti-microbial, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory.It contains calories but research shows that the insulin increase from honey is slower and less dramatic than table sugar.
Coconut Sugar occurs when juice is distracted and boiled down to crystal form.
Date Sugar is the result of dried dates that are ground into powder. Though it doesn’t dissolve well in liquid, it’s excellent in baked foods in place of brown sugar (and is a bit sweeter).
Stevia comes from a sweet herbal plant that originates in South America but it is only “natural”
when used in the green form. Those are the leaves which have been dried and ground into powder.
Stevia that is white or clear has been chemically processed and is no longer “natural”
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