Monday, 28 May 2012

Sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup

My Sugar Story

I do not eat sugar or products containing sugar in any of its forms. But from time to time, I would cheat. My absolute last time happened one day about two years ago when I had a piece of home-made sesame candy from my aunt and uncle visiting me.  It broke my tooth, caused an abscess and made me ill for a week.  I had to have the tooth removed.  What I find is that sugar hurts the teeth and weakens it over time. Sugar is an insidious thief of your health! Sugar, high fructose corn syrup, dextrose, and any form of processed sugar harms the body in a host of dis-eases.  I also know that the sugar is difficult to overcome, below is a link that can help!

Why Should You Care? Is Sugar Actually Bad for You?
Well, aside from the increased bulge around the waistline, diets high in sugar are strongly linked to an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, elevated triglycerides, low HDL (good) cholesterol levels, and heart disease. Sugar intake has also been linked to depression, migraines, poor eyesight, autoimmune diseases (such as arthritis, and multiple sclerosis), gout and osteoporosis.  - By Lauri Watson, Registered Dietitian  Excerpt ..... read more

Here is another enlightening article.

Well, I do understand that staying fit and healthy in today's world means becoming educated about the products that are available for us to buy.  I am an advocate for eating pure natural plant based foods and staying away from processed foods.  It will take a process of transformation but it is worth it to feel better and stay healthy!

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