Sugar is so sweet.

Some facts about sugar that may surprise you but are well worth knowing.

Low fat foods are often bulked up and have flavour added by high levels of sugar. Sugar is much more damaging to health than fat.

Most of the sugar used in processed foods is High Fructose Corn Syrup, the most damaging of all sugars made by processing corn. It disturbs the functioning of the pancreas which helps us to metabolise food. Its use sets us up for diabetes.

1 Can of Coke/soft drink contains the equivalent of ten teaspoons of sugar.
Two cans a week increases the risk of pancreatic cancer by 87 percent.
One can per day increases the risk of metabolic syndrome (pre-diabetes) by 44 per cent. It also increases the risk of childhood obesity by 60 percent.
Two cans a day increases the risk of gout by 85 per cent.

High levels of sugar in the diet depress the immune system and make all illnesses more likely.

Some suggestions: Reduce sugar intake slowly. Change to unrefined (golden) sugar because it contains minerals which help it to be processed by the pancreas.
Avoid processed foods.
If you like pop, buy fresh fruit juice and use one third fruit juice topped up with two thirds sparkling mineral water.
Beware of the artificial sweetener Aspartame; it is an excitotoxin, which means that it rattles brain cells so hard that it can do real damage to a developing brain.   

Source: US Schools Nutrition Council

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