From obesity to cancer, sugar is nasty stuff

I think we can agree that it isn’t just my opinion that sugar is everywhere. Whether it is in granulated form or as high fructose corn syrup or in other fructose forms, it’s in just about everything. The food industry uses it as their main stay of flavor enhancement. With that, things you would think don’t need any sugar at all such as bread are loaded with it.

It has come to the point that we as humans will hardly eat anything that isn’t sugar infused. We currently ingest an average of 150 grams of sugar per day. That’s about 120 pounds of sugar per year! I think we can also agree that eating that much sugar each year certainly contributes to 2 out of every 3 of us being overweight in America.

So here is what you may not of know; sugar not only makes you fat but it is a huge contributor to 80% of all cancers out there. Yes I am saying that we could reduce cancer by 80% in America if we would cut out 125 grams of sugar or more per day. That would require a major effort on your part. At the very least you’d have to learn to read the labels on everything.

Would it be worth it? You have to decide that for yourself. The benefits could be you wouldn’t be fat anymore and you probably wouldn’t get cancer in your lifetime.

Greg Arnold
My get rid of your big butt website…

Here’s the article. Very interesting reading:

Experts agree – Sugar is a health destroyer

“Dr. Robert Lustig, Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco, is one of the leading experts on sugar and how it is broken down by the body. In addition to being the lecturer responsible for the viral video “Sugar: The Bitter Truth,” Dr. Lustig is also a leading expert on childhood obesity. In his lecture, Dr. Lustig asserts that sugar is a toxic substance that wreaks havoc on the body. Since fructose is the number one source of calories in the U.S., this assertion should not be taken lightly. In fact, the average U.S. citizen consumes around 150 grams of sugar each day; whereas, some experts believe that an acceptable amount of daily sugar may be as low as 25 grams per day.”

“The impact of sugar on the body does not stop at obesity. Fructose has been found to raise uric acid levels, leading to decreased nitric oxide levels, elevated angiotensin levels, and smooth muscle cell contractions that lead to higher blood pressure and potential kidney damage. Higher uric acid levels have also been linked to low-level inflammation, which can lead to a large number of diseases. As a testament to the deteriorating health of the U.S. since the introduction of sugar into the primary diet of most citizens, uric acid levels among Americans have risen dramatically since the early half of the 20th century. In 1920, average uric acid levels were around 3.5 ml/dl. In sharp contrast, average uric acid levels in 1980 shot up to around 6.0 to 6.5 ml/dl. Uric acid levels above 5.5 mg per dl indicate an increased risk of developing hypertension, kidney disease, insulin resistance, fatty liver, obesity, diabetes, and a host of other conditions.”

“Another scary relationship is the connection between sugar and cancer. Insulin resistance, a response to prolonged and excessive sugar intake, has been fingered as a primary factor in many cancers. Lewis Cantley is the director of the Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School. According to Cantley, as much as 80 percent of all cancers are “driven by either mutations or environmental factors that work to enhance or mimic the effect of insulin on the incipient tumor cells.” This link between chronic sugar consumption and 80 percent of cancers is one that challenges the mainstream ideology of how nutrition affects the body. In addition, it is a link that must not be taken lightly.”

“Sugar is currently a staple of most American diets. With the primary source of calories in the U.S. coming from fructose, it may be time to rethink the way that sugar is consumed around the world. With numerous studies coming out tying sugar to a multitude of diseases, even mainstream health outlets are starting to question sugar’s impact on our bodies. Perhaps it is time to put down the processed junk, and revolutionize the nation’s health.”


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From obesity to cancer, sugar is nasty stuff — 1 Comment

  1. I agree with you…sugar is bad.
    I have said since 1968 when I was only 8 years old that “sugar is evil”. I said it back then because of the behavioral influence it had on my young, developing mind and because of the “sugar crash” that soon followed after eating a lot of sweets.
    Excellent article and keep up the good fight.

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