Sugar is everywhere in the modern diet and no doubt that is what we are obese, tired and sick. You can not turn on the television without one commercial after another advertising candy, soft drinks, breakfast cereals or sugar.
While many of us have an intuition or research that makes us leery of sugar, there are plenty of media trying to convince us otherwise. Remember the “corn is only” commercial claim that high fructose corn sugar dangers were all in the head and that HFCS is similar to “just eat fruit?”
Except for the small detail that corn is not the same at all and the highest fructose content has a great impact on our bodies. All calories are not created equal and that’s especially important to consider when it comes to sugar.
It is true that the cells of your body to use the “sugar” as a source of fuel, but it works more efficiently in natural sources such as fruits and vegetables. Sugar I’m talking about here is the type of processing empty calories. It provides nothing in the way of nutrition or sustainable energy … but it could be taking a lot of your body.
The sugar in the United States often made from sugar beet and corn. Most of all crops of sugar beet and corn are genetically modified (GMO). (1)
A Media Blitz Focuses works
The primary demographic of the sugar campaign is young people and that makes me angry. sugar consumption Kids’ is ten times higher than it was in 1900 – is the main source of calories in the diet – and nothing good comes from it. As a mother, I have seen the changing trends (not so good) when I was a child today absolutely horrible. (2)
It electrocute but does not mean that the population in the United States consumes an average of around 170 pounds of sugar per year . That means that a lot of people eat less (like my family and probably yours) so many others are eating even more.
Society of the way shown eating at our health statistics. Throughout our history, we have never been sicker. Cases of diabetes, heart disease, obesity (and childhood obesity), neurological disorders, behavioral disorders, autoimmune diseases and cancer are out of control. Consider this:
1890: 3-in-100,000 people diagnosed with diabetes
8000-in-100,000 people diagnosed with diabetes
The modern medical technology strives to keep up with our disgusting society but can not solve a problem like this with a machine or a pill. This requires an assessment of what we eat, how we eat, and what you are doing to our health (as well as an adjustment in some important factors of life style like sleep, exposure to toxins and stress).
The long-term effects of this seemingly harmless enemy are well documented. Countless studies show the dangers of sugar on human health, but have done nothing to change the widespread use of it in our food supply. Even foods that do not necessarily consider “sweet” (such as bread, yogurt and oatmeal) are full of sugar.
sugar cravings have a scientific basis. In a striking study in France, Dr. Serge Ahmed offered his rats a choice between table sugar and cocaine. They chose the sugar (and the resulting dopamine) like many of us do. It has the “high” feels great, start to crash, and go for more sugar for the “high” again.
The link between sugar and cancer
Do you know that most loves sweets? Cancer cells.
When the sugar molecules bind to proteins in your body, is called glycosylation. Cells as these are present in high amounts in most types of cancer tissue. Although identified long ago, the results were ignored, as they are believed to be harmless. It was not until recently that scientists fit the pieces. It changed everything they knew about the cancer-sugar connection.
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen confirmed that these products are not only sugar present in tumors, which actively stimulate growth. Author Catharina Steentoft said: “It’s a rather big step forward because it gives us a new understanding of something we’ve worked many years to capture all our field research into new ways to proceed in the battle against cancer is oriented.”. (3)
Briefly, cancer cells love sugar and grow well when you eat it.
Here is why: When you eat (good and bad) sugars, your body produces insulin to regulate the effect on your blood, metabolism and cell growth. The more sugar you eat, the more insulin the pancreas must produce.
Over time, your body does not respond to insulin as effectively as your body even more. This is called insulin resistance and is a condition that 70 million Americans have which can eventually lead to diabetes when the entire pancreas, eventually fails.
Healthy and cancerous cells use insulin hormone to boost growth so the more you have, the cancer grows, multiplies and spreads.
Researchers at the Harvard Medical School Cancer Center found that 80% of all cancers mutate and mimic the effect of insulin. His current focus is the creation of an inhibitor of insulin for use in cancer treatment protocols. (4)
This may be part of the reason why cancer rates and rates of diabetes appear to be increasing at about the same pace.
researchers from the University Rey Juan Carlos identifying catenin, a protein used in the rate of formation and growth of cancer cells, is based solely on levels of blood sugar.
The results, published in Molecular Cell, were explained by team member Dr. Custodia Garcia-Jimenez. “We were surprised to realize that our metabolism changes caused by sugar in the diet affect our risk of cancer. Changing your diet is one of the easiest strategies of prevention that can potentially save a lot of suffering and money.” (5)
There is no doubt that we are all getting too much sugar in our diet. We have to get out of this top-down “sugar high” gear and quit forever
Experts estimate that more than half of cancers diagnosed worldwide are preventable. Eliminating refined sugars in your daily eating plan is an excellent step in the right direction.