Perhaps I should title this “Sugar: America’s Legal Drug Obsession”, or “Sugar: The Drug We Gladly Feed to Our Children”, or “Sugar: The Root Cause Behind Heart Disease (and most others)”. I could go on and on here.
So, what’s so bad about sugar? It’s everywhere, it’s in everything and everyone seems to be addicted to it. What could be the problem?
10 Reasons Sugar is Satan:
Americans are now consuming 126 grams, which would equal close to 32 teaspoons a DAY! You may be shocked by how much you are eating if you start adding it up. A can of coke contains just over 9 teaspoons alone!
So how much is safe? Not much. The American Heart Association suggests no more than 25 grams (or 6 tsps) a day for women and just over that for men. Either way, a can of soda more than maxes that out.
Fruit is full of fructose as well, so gorging on it (or honey- pure fructose) and convincing yourself that it’s ok because it’s “natural” is not any better.
The best way to cut the addiction is to simply cut it out. I find that many adults who cut sugar gravitate towards alcohol, and vice versa, they are one in the same. Be careful with that. Of all the thousands of patients that I’ve counseled over the years, simply cutting it out cold turkey was always the most effective.
Check out this infographic from Mercola.com
Discover the fructose content of common foods, beverages, sauces, and even sugar substitutes in our infographic “Fructose Overload.” Use the embed code to share it on your website or visit our infographic page for the high-res version.
<img src="http://media.mercola.com/assets/images/infographic/fructose-overload-infographic.jpg" alt="fructose overload infographic" border="0" style="max-width:100%; min-width:300px; margin: 0 auto 20px auto; display:block;"><p style="max-width:800px; min-width:300px; margin:0 auto; text-align:center;">Discover the fructose content of common foods, beverages, sauces, and even sugar substitutes in our infographic "<a href="http://www.mercola.com/infographics/fructose-overload.htm">Fructose Overload</a>." Visit our infographic page for the high-res version.</p>
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