Sugar

 

Facts

-           3 ounces of sugar can actually suppress your immune system within 30 minutes of consumption–a response that can last up to 5 hours

-          The average American consumes approx. 9 – 12 ounces of sugar/day ~ 4 x the recommended amount

-          Over consumption of sugar can weaken the immune system and cause other allergy’s or lack of ability to resist allergens

-          Refined sugar drains the body of vitamins and minerals that are needed

-          10 percent of the weight of food that people eat each year is sugar

-          1 can of soda has 40 grams of sugar or, 10 teaspoons of sugar.

-          A 64 ounce fountain drink has over 53 teaspoons of sugar

-          Since 1970 the American diet has 19 percent more sugar in it daily

-          The daily recommended intake of sugar for Men is 36 (9tsp) grams, and Women 24 grams (6tsp). (Daily intake includes sugars from fruit as well)

-         How does this translate? 1 large apple apple is about equivalent to the daily intake recommended for sugar, or 2 cups apple sauce, 2 large bananas, 1 large naval orange, or approx. 1 ½ tablespoons of honey

 

 

Symptoms

  • Tooth decay
  • fatigue,
  • nervousness,
  • restlessness,
  • lack of concentration,
  • headaches
  • depression,
  • brain fog,
  • sensitivity to alcohol,
  • allergies,
  • hypoglycemia,
  • and cravings for sweet foods,
  • obesity,
  • diabetes,
  • autoimmune disease,
  • gallstones, and bowel problems
  • Swelling
  • Joint Pain

 

 

Hidden Ingredients

  • molasses,
  • honey,
  • sorghum,
  • corn syrup,
  • high fructose corn syrup,
  • glucose,
  • fructose,
  • lactose,
  • dextrose,
  • sucrose,
  • galactose,
  • maltose,
  • concentrated juices,
  • 20 percent of ketchup or more is sugar
  • ½ cup of packaged spaghetti sauce has over 3 teaspoons of sugar
  • Low fat and fat free ingredients may be low on the fat side of things but they are loaded with sugar, and sugar calories turn to fat…ahha!


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