Thursday, April 5, 2012
Sugar – the “White Death”
Sugar – the “White Death” Sugar is NOT your friend. It may “feel like” your friend when it comforts you (due to the beta-endorphin rush in your brain), but sugar is actually your enemy. Truth be told, regular consumption of sugary foods is one of the worst things that you can do to your health. Modern scientific research has shown us, beyond any shadow of a doubt, that sugar in your food (in all its myriad of forms) is taking a devastating toll on your health. Just take a look at the sugar consumption trends of the past 300 years: • In 1700, the average person consumed about 4 pounds of sugar per year. • In 1800, the average person consumed about 18 pounds of sugar per year. • In 1900, individual consumption had risen to 90 pounds of sugar per year. • In 2012, more than 50% of all Americans consume 1/2 pound of sugar PER DAY—translating to a whopping 180 pounds of sugar per year! In 1890, only 3 people out of 100,000 had diabetes. In 2012, diabetes strikes almost 8,000 out of every 100,000 people!