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Sugar May Be the Worst Food in the World

Administrator April 19, 2019

Obesity and Diabetes may be the largest health risks in the modern world. Here is why obesity and diabetes contribute so many serious medical conditions.

One thing we do know is that there is a strong correlation between sugary foods and high insulin levels. High insulin levels contribute to a host of diseases including (but not limited to) the following:

When a person takes in sugar, their blood sugar rises, and the body produces insulin to store the sugars as glycogen. This is normal. But with high and frequent sugar consumption, when the blood sugar rises and the liver and muscles cannot store additional glycogen, there is no place for the sugar to go except for fat stores. Most of this fat gets stored around the abdomen which is a risk factor for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. With more sugar intake comes more insulin production. At some point, the pancreas produces so much insulin, and the body’s tissues become insulin-resistant. This vicious cycle continues until the pancreas can barely produce insulin, and the body is resistant to using this insulin. Now the person has diabetes.

First, we recommend getting a nutritional consultation from a qualified medical professional. However, we believe that, in general, people are much healthier when they avoid sugar. Many people try to avoid sugar but are consuming sugar as it’s hiding by another name. Some names for sugar can be seen below.

  • Dextrose
  • Fructose
  • Glucose
  • Lactose
  • Maltose
  • Sucrose
  • Beet sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Cane sugar
  • Coconut sugar
  • Confectioner’s sugar
  • Corn syrup solids
  • Crystalline fructose
  • Date sugar
  • Raw sugar
  • Sugar
  • Turbinado
  • Agave Nectar/Syrup
  • Blackstrap molasses
  • Brown rice syrup
  • Corn syrup
  • Evaporated cane juice
  • Fruit juice
  • Fruit juice concentrate
  • High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)
  • Honey
  • Malt syrup
  • Maple syrup
  • Molasses
  • Rice syrup

As you can see, sugar can masquerade by many different names.

So, be informed when you read the ingredient lists.

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