Is Refined Sugar Killing You

The average American consumes 156 pounds of added sugar every year, according to federal sources.

Did you know that a single lump of refined sugar would kill you if the body didn’t have a trigger response to cope with it?

Refined sugar is extremely acidic to a lethal degree and the body’s coping strategy is to release massive amounts of calcium into the system from the bones and teeth.  And no, this is not an April fools joke either.

The reason that I am bringing this subject up is that I notice that the better my food quality, the better I feel. I already discussed how eating a gluten-free diet, taking B vitamins and eliminating coffee has already contributed to a better over-all feeling.

Sugar is a drug in which I became addicted to at an early age. Yes sugar is a drug. It alters your mind, your physiology, and your health in general. I was getting tired of eating unhealthy foods to comfort myself.

As a child I would wake up early in the morning, go downstairs and pour me a bowl of some sugary goodness with a little cool whip on top for extra sweetness. I was already hooked on sugar by the time I was five years old.

Time To Change

It’s ironic that most foods geared towards children are full of refined sugar. Why would a responsible producer of food knowingly place an addictive substance like sugar in it? To make money through your addiction. The relationship is no different from a drug dealer and his clients.

The major contributing factor to osteoporosis is too much refined sugar consumption. There comes a point when so much calcium has been used in order for the body to survive that people’s bones and teeth begin to show the consequences of it.

The consumption of refined sugar affects the pineal gland in the brain, and the production of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Once levels of serotonin are depleted the next step would be feelings of depression.

People in this state of being are often attracted to sugary foods to elevate themselves back up to a better feeling (comfort eating). Unfortunately all this does is creates a vicious and tiresome cycle.

We live in a society where we want a pill to solve all of our health problems when simply eliminating foods and drinks that cause them would be a better choice.  Remember the Rolaids commercial where the guy says, ” I can’t believe I ate the whole thing”?

The answer is to take some Rolaids and the painful feelings in the stomach will be gone. You’ll be able to gorge yourself all you want, just pop a couple of Rolaids and all will be fine. I have a better answer, don’t eat so much food in one sitting and you won’t have to take Rolaids.

The hormone insulin, carries sugar in the form of glucose to the cells, too much sugar means that the pancreas cannot produce enough insulin to cope and your whole system is overwhelmed by the process.

When glucose is not being used and stored as energy by your cells, then it is stored as fat. This is a major contributing factor to obesity in our society.

Insulin imbalance also leads to prostate and breast cancer because of it’s effect on the immune system. We also face an epidemic of diabetes in this country which is completely lifestyle driven.

Even so-called low-fat, healthy alternative foods and even gluten-free foods will have excess sugar in it.  I understand the reason for putting sugar in products because it makes it taste better.

I remember when fat-free products was the big diet craze in the nineties. If anyone bothered looking at the food label on the box they would see that it was loaded with sugar. Fat equals flavor.

When they removed the fat they just added extra sugar to increase the flavor.  So while you were consuming less fat, you were getting extra sugar. You were still losing if you bought into the fat-free craze.

As my diet becomes more whole and healthy I am losing my taste for unnatural things.  Artificial sweeteners are even more toxic than refined sugar. Artificial sweeteners contain a neuro-toxin chemical in it.

Aspartame is an artificial sweetener that has no calories in it and is 150 times sweeter than sugar. People think that they are reducing their calories while consuming it, but in the meanwhile they are poisoning their body.

5 Ways Fight Sugar Cravings – Deepak Chopra

1 Avoid sugary snacks like sodas, doughnuts and candy bars. A jolt of sugar worsens cravings and spikes insulin and blood sugar. If you                    must have sweets, eat them at lunch or dinner, when other foods can buffer sugar’s impact.

 

  1. Try weaning yourself off sugar. For a snack, slice an apple or other fruit and sprinkle a teaspoon of sugar or honey on top. You will get an intense sugar taste, but the amount of sugar ingested will be minimal, and the whole fruit will help buffer it.

 

  1. Don’t use artificial sweeteners. You may think you are fooling your body with a diet soda, but the sweet taste is enough to alter your blood sugar and stoke the craving for more sugar.

 

  1. Wait 10 minutes before ordering dessert in a restaurant. Have a cup of coffee or tea, or distract yourself with good conversation. Giving your body a chance to register that it isn’t hungry goes a long way toward making sugar cravings subside.

 

  1. Before you give yourself a fix of sugar, stop, close your eyes and wait a moment. Ask yourself: Do I want to make this choice? Often, the craving will pass naturally. Even if you give yourself a fix this time, keep repeating this exercise. The more opportunities you have to make the right choice, the higher your rate of success.

 

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