Facts About Sugar

Added sugar is hiding in foods many of us think are healthy, like yogurt and energy bars, and even in savory tasting foods like ketchup, breads, salad dressing and pasta sauce.

Too much fructose in added sugar can damage your liver just like too much alcohol.

The aging process: Scientists have observed links between sugar consumption and the aging of our cells, as well as skin wrinkling. (Sources: #1  #2  #3  #4  #5)
Drinking just one 12-oz. soda every day can increase your risk of dying from heart disease by almost 1/3. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S.
Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive decline and memory loss: Excess sugar consumption was linked to deficiencies in memory and overall cognitive health.

Here are two YouTube videos with information about sugar–all you need to know to put the brakes on sugar.

 

CNN article: Sugar not only makes you fat, it may make you sick

 

A review of recent evidence relating to sugars, insulin resistance and diabetes

 

Sugar consumption, metabolic disease and obesity: The state of the controversy

 

Fat, Sugar, Whole Grains and Heart Disease: 50 Years of Confusion

 

Listed below are more videos some may wish to take into consideration, either for themselves and / or loved ones:

The video (above) speaks favorably of the ketogenic diet. There are those who sees this dietary protocol differently. Here’s a recommended source: The Evidence Against the Ketogenic Diet for Cancer (Read the studies which is referenced in the article. Also, keep in mind that “Ketosis is a natural state for the body to be in from time to time. When it occurs, the body burns its fat reserves as energy. Maintaining a state of ketosis for short periods involves minimal risk. However, people with type 1 diabetes should avoid ketosis due to an increased risk of complications People should also avoid being in ketosis long-term, as they may experience fatigue and nutritional deficiencies….” [Source]) Also, For those interested in diet and cancer visit this page.

 

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