WASHINGTON, DC, February 20, 2013 - Sugar is the number 1 toxic food that you eat everyday.
What is the single biggest killer in your diet? Hot dogs? Pizza? Soda? While the culprit is not these food directly, it is something inside each of these and hundreds of other foods you eat every day.
What contributes the most to cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in U.S.? What contributes the most to cancer to the degree that one out of three people will succumb to? What accelerates your aging process the most? What destroys your tissue? What causes you fatigue? What adds to your depression, anxiety, and loss of mental acuity? What is the number one ‘food’ we must avoid to remain physically and mentally powerful through a long life?
The biggest killer in your diet is sugar.
Yes, sweet tasting, palate-pleasing sugar. Sugar has been injected into almost every conceivable processed food that exists today. You have been trained to buy and eat foods that taste good. Your kids have been programmed to eat sugary cereal, sweetened hamburger buns, and ‘non-sweetened’ juices. By the way, sugar is added to those juices to bring the taste up to the ‘standard’ without being labeled as such.
Today, the average American consumes 140 pounds of sugar every year. To appreciate this, the average person eats a 10 pound bag-full each month! Most of this sugar is totally invisible, it is just there in virtually anything you buy in a package and most is not labeled on the ingredient list. This reckless use of sugar is, of course, a real boon to the promotion of processed packaged foods. After all, if you throw enough sugar in the mixture almost any devitalized trash is palatable (and ultimately addictive).
Sugar is a “chronic toxin,” meaning a toxin that will kill you slowly over a long period of time.
If you see sugar listed in the first few ingredients, the product you are about to eat is likely to be high in sugar. But sugar is known by many names.
Different names for sugar
Sugar is known by many names, depending on its source and how it was made.
Here’s a clue: any ingredient ending in “ose” is a sugar. fructose, glucose, galactose, maltose, and dextrose are some of the more common sugars. But look at this list of other types of sugar:
- Cane juice and cane syrup
- Corn sweeteners and high-fructose corn syrup
- Fruit juice concentrate and nectars
- Malt syrup
To be fair sugar, glucose, is the foundation of all carbohydrate metabolism. Glucose circulates in your blood and provides fuel for your brain and body. Glucose is the basic constituent of diet and a primary metabolite. You need sugar.
But, you and most Americans eat far too much sugar. Blood glucose problems are becoming an epidemic. One out of three people will develop diabetes. Many people show reactive hypoglycemia, a low blood glucose index. Many people show a highly volatile insulin reaction in response to sugar.
Sugar eaters cause their pancreas to wind up out of control. After years and years of over-production, the recipient cells of these people become resistant to the action of insulin. The insulin is there in the blood along with glucose but insulin can’t do its job of carrying glucose into the cells. The glucose is then metabolized into Triglycerides and stored as fat. This is what happens when there is far more sugar in the diet than the body can handle.
Sugar problems are epidemic. Save yourself by eliminating sugar from your diet. Read the list ingredients on packages and say no. Stop eating sweet treats that you are probably addicted to. Your cellular metabolism will function better, your brain will think better, and you will feel better. You will have more energy. Your will prolong your life instead of defaulting to a miserable, painful one with all its complications.
Dr. Peter Lind practices metabolic and neurologic chiropractic in his wellness clinic in Salem, Oregon. USA. He is the author of 3 books on health, one novel, and hundreds of wellness articles. His clinical specialty is in physical, nutritional, and emotional stress.
For more health tips go to http://www.wellnessreport.net
This article is the copyrighted property of the writer and Communities @ WashingtonTimes.com. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING TWTC CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.