Sugar, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

About 100 years ago we Americans consumed about 4 lbs. of sugar a year.  By now it has grown to about 160 lbs. per person per year, or just a little bit under 8 oz. a day.  So we went from 2 teaspoons to a cup, a 40 times increase.  This is the “Bad.”

Our bodies simply cannot tolerate these large quantities of sweets.  The maximum an adult body can stand is 3 tablespoons a day.  But that does not seem to bother the sugar and sugar related industries.  As a matter of fact, just recently it has been revealed that the sugar industry commissioned (paid for) studies that blamed fat consumption for obesity and all related illnesses, which is mainly diabetes and heart troubles.  That took the attention away from the real culprit, namely sugars.

Sugar is in just about all the readymade meals and dishes.  It is there because once we eat sugar we get addicted to it.  Studies showed that about 6% of sugar consumption comes from fruit, but about 70% comes from processed and ultra-processed foods.

So for you who are battling overweight, type 1 or 2 diabetes or hypoglycemia, I highly recommend removing all sugars and refined wheat products from your diet.  The body pretty much equates refined wheat to sugar.

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Sugar comes disguised in many forms, and so for your information there is a list at the end of this article shows the many ways sugar can be “mis-labled” in the foods you purchase.  If you wish a copy of the list, please let me know at daniel@realfasthealing.com.

Also email me if you are hopelessly addicted to sugar and wish to eliminate your cravings for it.  I got rid of all my cravings in about six weeks.

So what do you do now if you have sweet tooth (just like me) and don’t want to consume sugars (see list below) that have a glycemic factor?

This is the “Good.”  I use Stevia to sweeten drinks and foods I would normally sprinkle sugar on.  But recently I found another product that can be used in food preparation and baking (substitutes for sugar 1 to 1,) which is LakantoLakanto is made from the Monk fruit and has a 0 (zero) glycemic factor, meaning the body does not pump insulin into the blood stream.  Lakanto even makes a delicious maple syrup substitute, a very good chocolate milk powder, and three very good 55% cacao content chocolate bars.

Click here if you wish to check out these delicious products.

Here is to your good health and well-being,
Daniel

 

List of sugars and substances that trigger sugar-like reactions in our body.

(This is the “Ugly”)

Agave syrup, agave nectar
Alcohol
Amasake
Amber liquid sugar
Apple butter
Barbados sugar
Barley malt syrup
Beet molasses
Beet sugar
Berry sugar
Brown rice syrup
Buttered syrup
Cane crystals
Cane sugar
Carol syrup
Caster sugar
Coconut sugar
Coconut palm sugar
Corn sweetener 
Corn syrup solids
Dextran
Dextrin
Dextrose
Di-Ribose
Diastatic malt
Dehydrated cane juice
Ethyl malitol
Evaporated cane juice
FOS (Fructo-Oligo-Saccharides)
Fructamyl
Fructose, fruit
Fruit juice concentrate
Glucose    Glycerin
Grape Sugar
High dextrose glucose syrup
High fructose corn syrup
High maltose corn syrup
Honey
Hydrogenated starch
Invert Sugar
Jaggery
Lactitol
Lactose
Levulose
Maize syrup
Maltodextrin
Malt Syrup
Maltose
Mannitol
Maple syrup
Molasses
Palm sugar
Panocha
Raisin syrup
Raffinose
Rice syrup
Saccharose
Sorbitol
Sorghum or Sorghum syrup
Suconat
Sucrose
Trehalose
Treacle
Turbinado sugar
Xylose
Xylitol 
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