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14 Sweet Facts About Sugar

14 SWEET FACTS ABOUT SUGAR The standard American diet is filled with sugar. We all know sugar is sweet, but it has an unsavory side, too. Sugar is poisoning us, and most of the time we don't even know just how much we're consuming. The sweet stuff may not be so sweet after all. The average American consumes 22 teaspoons of sugar every day. The average child consumes a whopping 32 teaspoons per day. GIMME! Women should have no more than 6 teaspoons per day. Men should have no more than 9 teaspoons per day. 2 REFINED SUGARIS LINKEDTO: INSOMNIA HAIR LOSS DIZZINESS ADD/ADHD ALLERGIES BREAKOUTS & SKIN IRRITATION MANIC DEPRESSION TOOTH DECAY CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE METABOLIC SYNDROME HYPERTENSION OBESITY HYPOGLYCEMIA TYPE 2 DIABETES COLON & PANCREATIC CANCER It can exacerbate mood swings, personality changes, irratablity, asthma, arthritis, heart disease, cholesterol, gallstones, and endocrine problems. According to the American Dietetic and Diabetic Associations, increased sugar consumption is the leading cause of degenerative disease. SUGAR IS ADDICTIVE. Sugar releases an opiate-like substance that activates the brain's reward system. In 1900, the U.S. consumed about 5 Ibs of sugar per person. 1 LB 1 LB 1 LB 1 LB 1 LB In 2000, the U.S. consumed about 150 Ibs of sugar per person. 61 POUNDS OF THAT IS FROM HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP. 5 AMERICANS DRINK 53 GALLONS OF SOFT DRINK PER PERSON EVERY YEAR. The average can of soda has about 40 grams, or 10 teaspoons, of sugar. In a 64 oz soda, like at a gas station or movie theater, there are 53 teaspoons of sugar! Car- bonated soft drinks are the largest source of refined sugar in the American diet. "11111! The consumption of sugar is growing faster than the world's population, increasing about 1% every year. Sugar production is growing even faster than sugar consumption, which makes it cheaper and cheaper. PAST PRESENT IN THE PAST DECADE, SUGAR CONSUMPTION JUMPED 23%. IN THE AMERICAN DIET, ADDED SUGAR ALONE Consuming refined sugar depletes the body of B vitamins. ACCOUNTS FOR 496 CALORIES EVERY DAY. Vitamin B deficiency causes symptoms like: heart palpitations, chronic fatigue, paranoia, anxiety, insomnia, difficulty focusing, restlessness, indigestion, rashes, and cravings for sugar. MANY FOODS CONTAIN HIDDEN SUGAR. Ketchup, hotdogs and hamburgers, hotdog and hamburger buns, peanut butter, french fries, pasta sauce, salad dressings, mayonnaise, and most processed foods contain added sugar, even if the food isn't sweet. Low fat foods often use sugar to enhance flavor. 10 REFINED SUGAIR HAS NO NUTRITIONAL VALUE, BESIDES EMPTY CALORIES. It does not contain any vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fats, or fiber. Everything beneficial is removed during the refining process. 11 Despite the additional calories, research shows that animals live longer by just consuming water, rather than a water and sugar solution. AS A STEADY DIET, SUGAR IS ACTUALLY WORSE THAN NOTHING. R.I.P. NSUGAR FLUFFY 12 WHAT DOES REFINED SUGAR DO TO THE BODY? It makes the digestive system acidic, which leaches vitamins and minerals from the body, particularly calcium from bones and teeth. It also depletes potassium and magnesium, which are both essential for cardiac health. It suppresses the immune system, and causes an overproduction of digestive enzymes. In turn, this puts stress on the pancreas. It impairs liver function, which can lead to high blood pressure, skin issues, and acne. It inhibits blood flow and affects aging, contributing to dental issues, increased wrinkles, and dry, aged skin. SUDDENLY REMOVING REFINED SUGAR FROM A DIET CAN CAUSE WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS, LIKE FATIGUE, DEPRESSION, HEADACHES, AND ACHY LIMBS. Besides salt, Americans consume 10 times more sugar than any other food additives. SUGAR Of 2,600+ food additives, salt is number one and sugar is number two. #1 # 2 UnlineSchools SOURCES: htm http://articlesunl http://food-facts.sulte e/basics/carbs.htmläSimple%20Carbohydrates Design By Ellie Koning

14 Sweet Facts About Sugar

shared by Angel on Dec 28
Although sugar makes things taste sweeter, there is a downside to them as well, that's not so sweet. This infographic provides 14 unappetizing facts about sugar and how it's leading people to obesity ...


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