The white stuff, the brown stuff, and the raw stuff. Some would even argue that real maple syrup, raw honey, coconut nectar, and fruit sugars should go.
It’s in all those things we grew up on — I say ‘things’ because last time I checked, none of those items were remotely close to being real food: Kool-Aid, fruit snacks, fruit roll ups, and Kemp’s popsicles (in cherry, banana, root beer, lime, and grape) to name a few.
I would heartily disagree with those who say ‘everything is okay in moderation’. If that were the case, we wouldn’t have 1/3 of U.S. adults being obese and 17% of children ages 2-19 being considered obese as well. That is NOT moderation (Center for Disease Control and Prevention).
What I do agree with is the immediate and necessary need to greatly reduce, if not eliminate, the amount of sugar our society consumes.
Some food for thought
Did you know that cholesterol is manufactured by your body from the sugar you eat, not because of saturated fat and animal sources?
Did you know when you put sugar into your mouth, your pancreas releases insulin into your blood stream, instantly causing swelling and inflammation (and weight gain)?
“After a heart attack, people are told to go on a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet-which increases both their blood sugar and insulin levels. The increases in blood sugar and insulin were turning heart patient into diabetics. The newly created diabetics are then told to continue eating a diet high in carbohydrates, which further elevates their blood-sugar and insulin levels.” — Diana Schwarzbein, MD
Did you also know….(from Nancy Appleton’s 124 Ways Sugar Ruins Your Health)
- sugar causes low birth weight in babies
- sugar can slow down the ability of the adrenal glands to function
- sugar is an addictive substance
- sugar feeds cancer — read that again==>SUGAR FEEDS CANCER
- sugar can lead to dizziness
- sugar causes food allergies
- sugar can produce an acidic digestive tract
- sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children
And, did you also know it takes the average person 6 – 9 MONTHS to change their diet?
Growing up, I recall putting teaspoons of sugar on our Cheerios and on grapefruit … now I can’t remember the last time I ate Cheerios, nor can I remember the last time I put sugar on grapefruit — it’s sweet enough on its own!
I assert that sugar gets into our diet simply via habit: we buy candy while seeing the movies, we like ice cream after dinner, are addicted to chips, love our morning toast, have two servings of pasta when available for dinner, mindlessly grab that blueberry muffin from the employee lounge and welcome the after meeting drinks with a friend. I also get that some of these habits I just mentioned include foods you aren’t connecting to be sugars. Ice cream is sugar. Candy is sugar. Chips, pasta, muffins and alcohol are all grain based and convert to sugar. It’s everywhere, and sometimes we don’t know it.
It’s time to get educated. I’ve given you at least a dozen reasons for why you want this out of your diet.
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