Why Eating Right Is What Is Right For Your Body
(and sugar doesn’t quite cut it)
Food, as popular as the term is, can be mistaken.
Food is “anything” which when eaten, has the ability to supply the body with nutrients which gives energy to the body, repair wore out tissues and support growths while also repelling against diseases.
Everyone believes that they have food all figured out until a doctor tells them that something is wrong.
You don’t have to be told that you are not eating right before you know that something is wrong with your diet.
Good nutrition promotes optimum health. Eating unhealthy foods contribute to approximately 678,000 deaths in the United States yearly. And these malnutrition based deaths are commonly made up of obesity-related diseases such as cancer, Type II diabetes, and some serious heart conditions.
However, in this article, we will be exploring the appalling effect of sugar in the body…
Be careful of food containing toxic amounts of sugar.
Sweet, tasty, and satisfying – these are the usual words used to describe sugar.
I, on the other hand, think of sugar as the exact opposite: addictive, dangerous, and deadly.
Of all the foods capable of inflicting harm in your body, sugar is one of the most detrimental.
A sea of research now suggests that fructose, especially high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), is taking a devastating toll on your health. It is a MAJOR factor in the increasing rates of obesity and chronic diseases all over the world.
But if fructose is wreaking havoc on everyone’s health, then why is it still found in a wide array of food products today?
Appalling Facts About Fructose
Fructose is a sweetener usually derived from corn, and is now the single largest calorie source of Americans.
55% of sweeteners used by food and beverage manufacturers today are made from HFCS, because it’s cheaper and 20% sweeter than regular table sugar (sucrose). In fact, the number one source of calories in the United States today is soda, which is sweetened with large HFCS amounts.
It is unsurprising that an average American now consumes roughly 47 pounds of cane sugar and 35 pounds of high-fructose corn syrup every year.
I believe that this is a cause for alarm, considering that sugar, particularly fructose, is a potent pro-inflammatory agent that creates advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and speeds up the aging process. Fructose also leads to insulin resistance and the growth of fat cells around your vital organs, which are risk factors of chronic diseases.
Just take a look at the wide array of health conditions that fructose is linked to:
- Insulin resistance and obesity
- Elevated blood pressure
- Elevated triglycerides and LDL (bad) cholesterol
- Depletion of vitamins and minerals
- Cardiovascular disease, liver disease, cancer, arthritis, and gout
And here’s the sad truth: not everyone is aware that fructose lurks in most processed foods and fast foods, even in those that have been touted “sugar-free” or “low-calorie”!
Just how much sugar is in your food?
Source reference: https://www.mercola.com/