I'm told that there are 12 teaspoons of sugar in a can of soda. Who in their right mind would put that much sugar in a glass and drink it?? I' m a sweet freak, donuts "wink" at me. If there's a Snicker Bar in this house I guarantee it will nudge me awake tonight somewhere between 1 and 3 AM. But a glass of sugar holds no appeal at all. Yet you can't go anyplace without seeing a dozen people runnin around with a can of soda glued to their hand.
Tests have been done that indicate sugar's effect on our immune system, and it's not good. A good blast of sugar is said to shut down the immune system for 5 hours. Sugar is dumped in almost all processed foods and drinks in one form or another. Bread n Catsup have sugar in for corn sakes !!~!
If we are eating it in foods, and drinking it in our juices and drinks. What chance does our immune system have to work for us??
The term "Sugar" is not just the stuff you dump on yur COCO Puff's'. That's sucrose. The term sugar applies to glucose, fructose (fruit sugar) ,maltose (grain sugar) and honey, which is a mixture of glucose, fructose, sucrose and dextrin.
Sugars play a huge roll in diabetes and obesity, and even speeds up cancer growth. That coupled with its effect on our immune system make it a major player in the fight to gain on our health.
Every one's heard of the flu season, but I wonder,,,,, could it be the, SUGAR SEASON?? Think about it a bit. Halloween ushers in the flu season with huge amounts of sweets, and if your not an uppity snooty parent your gonna admit that your lil paw was in the candy bag too. And as it wears down, Thanksgiving follows with 4 weeks of sweets and cookies to a huge Christmas 'feast'. Then Valentines and Easter follow. Just about the same time "Flu Season" stops.
Much is heard now of (HFCS) High Fructose Corn Syrup being billed as a "good sugar", but pure fructose contains no enzymes, vitamins or minerals, And robs the body of it's micro-nutrient treasures in order to assimilate itself for physiological use. (I got them big words from Dr. Greg's text.) HFCS is said to have a good deal of "free" or inbound fructose. And research indicates that it interferes with the hearts use of key minerals like magnesium, copper and chromium. Its been implicated in elevated levels of cholesterol and the creation of blood clots. Also it has been found to inhibit the actions of white blood cells rendering them "helpless" to defend the body against harmful invaders.
The bottom line, sugar sucks,, well, the doc says it different but it plays out the same. With the "American" diet encased in a "sugar bowl" it shows itself as a definite No No.
Common sense should be slippin in here, if it's not, take the blinders off. This stuff is stopping your body from keeping you healthy, and its hiding under many names,
I stole all this from a good buddy that helped me understand that I was hurting my self. There's a neat scripture that goes,, "My people perish for lack of knowledge", umm , I fergot the scripture number , but its a good one. You now have the knowledge, it's up to you whether you implement its use.
Stolen from Natural Communities Magazine, Dr Greg Peterson, Center for Natural Medicine, DC, DABIC, FIAMA, FIACA , CCST, Winona, Minnesota, 2009 A. L. R.