Friday, September 16, 2011

Sugar Shock: It's a "Drug"! (video)

Wisdom Quarterly, Nutrition by Natalie,

How much sugar do we consume? Americans might be surprised just how much sugar there is in everyday drinks and foods. I reveal the shocking truth about how much sugar we are eating.

Sugar is a highly processed chemical

Common things like soft drinks, Starbucks, McDonald's, fast foods, alcohol -- they are all FULL of addictive sugar.

Let's look closely at how much sugar there is in "healthy" orange juice, blueberry muffins, Pop Tarts, Lucky Charms, BBQ sauce, Coca Cola, Gatorade, frappuccino mocha coffee, chocolate cake desserts, and more.

Top 10 Worst Foods

There is a relationship between sugar/high fructose corn syrup to hunger, weight gain, obesity, low energy, inflammation, digestive troubles, depression, exhaustion, brittle bones, bad teeth, diabetes, cancer, and bad health. This is an eye-opener even for people not on a diet.

Sugar: a Class A drug?
We know the effects of sugar are not good. But to what degree do we know? I thought I had a pretty good understanding, but after watching this video and the series of videos listed below, it has become clear that there is much more I didn’t know. For example, sugar is the Number One addiction -- above cocaine and other addictive drugs. Sugar contributes to weight gain, sure, but “sugar” is disguised in many forms. Sugar affects many things (cancer, low sugar, diabetes, insulin insensitivity, inflammatory conditions, hunger, vision, insomnia, malnutrition, aging...). More