“S” is for Sugar

Our love affair with refined sugar is killing us.

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“Just a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down.”

My–how times and our knowledge have changed.

A calorie is not a calorie as our bodies see it.  Not only does sugar contribute to obesity, there is a direct correlation to type two diabetes. Research tells us that the majority of those sugar calories are being drunk. Sodas.

In countries where the incidence of diabetes went up, the availability of sugar has increased in roughly the same proportion. –So says a recent 175 country study conducted by research teams from Stanford and UC San Francisco (http://articles.latimes.com/2013/feb/27/science/la-sci-sugar-diabetes-20130228 )

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This does not absolve the preponderance of cake, cookies, donuts and generally cheap sweet eats that flood every convenience and grocery store. We have literally grown to crave the sweet and refined.

Does agri business know it? Of course they do.

Does the average citizen know it. In the developed world–you bet.

Then why continue?

Ask a smoker.

As much as we are educated. As widely known as the detriment to health is. We continue.

Sound familiar?

Yes.

Addiction.

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We are a society addicted to sugar— and sugar causes the inflammation in our blood vessels that catches the bad fats that circulate through our blood stream. The roller coaster of blood sugar levels places demands on our pancreas, our insulin levels, that our bodies simply have not developed to be able to handle.

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The thing is, we don’t need more medications. We don’t need to be sold expensive interventions. We don’t need a ‘pill’ to fix us. All we need is to break the cycle.
It takes a few days to a week of withdrawal. The cravings mimic the strength of a drug. Withdrawal is not for the faint of heart. But it can be done.

And when you are free from the gravitational pull of sugar your body will thank you by returning your blood sugar levels to normal. Your pancreas will be able to rest, not called upon incessantly to dump more and more insulin into your blood in a losing attempt to mitigate the flood of sugar. You will have increased energy and clarity.

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The complexities in naturally sweet things will explode across your palate.
Removing unnecessary sugar from your life will improve your physical and emotional health. It will actually energize you and abolish those never ending cravings.(http://www.naturalnews.com/038804_sugar_addiction_withdrawal_tips.html#ixzz2R1ANRXO1 )

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2 Responses to “S” is for Sugar

  1. Sugar is a problem in Brazil they put too much in everything. The problem is much more complex than this though and its more to do with how we use sugar nowadays in processed food that people assume don’t have sugar in them, when they do. Then of course artificial sugars are even worse. It a wonder anything is safe to eat or drink nowadays.
    #atozchallenge
    maggie at expat brazil

    • christinelondon says:

      So true, Maggie. It and salt are hidden in nearly everything! Makes eating thing from the earth, not from a factory in a box or wrapper, even more attractive.

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