The correct answer to the following question will shock you.
Sound impossible? Ask the five sailors who were ship wrecked in 1793.
The ship was filled with sugar, thus giving the marooned five a diet of sugar and water. When they were finally picked up, nine days later, they were in a wasted condition due to starvation.
The story of the five sailors intrigued French physiologist Francois Magendie to conduct a series of experiments in which he fed dogs a diet of sugar. All of the dogs died.
As a result, Magendie proved that as a steady diet, refined sugar is worse than nothing.
It starts out as sugar cane, and then goes through an extensive refining process that destroys all of the enzymes, fiber, vitamins and minerals. You’re left with empty, naked calories.
Your body needs the enzymes, fiber, vitamins and minerals that were taken out in the refining process in order to metabolize sugar and use it as energy. So it takes those nutrients from your own body.
So while you are enjoying that chocolate bar, sugar is draining vital nutrients from your body. Like a sweet parasite.
The average modern person consumes 46 teaspoons of sugar every day. That comes out to roughly 175 pounds of sugar each year.
And it’s no wonder, since sugar industry is big business. They sneak sugar into any product that they can.
Go through the foods in your home and you’ll see that sugar has been added to everything from ketchup and spaghetti sauce to crackers, oatmeal, peanut butter and even ‘healthy’ items like weight loss bars.
You are in a unique position. Your personal judgment determines the foods that you eat and the foods that you avoid. It is my hope that you approach sugar with new eyes.
While all other foods offer you caloric energy PLUS some nutritional benefit, sugar doesn’t. Sugar is simply caloric energy with a sweet habit forming taste, and a hoard of health risks.
Use your judgment wisely and limit your sugar consumption – you’ll love the benefits of low sugar living.
(Oh and if you’re ever in a ship wreck with only sugar and water at your disposal – just drink the water!)
While you’re checking out nutrition labels for sugar content be on the lookout for the following names that all describe refined sugar:
|High fructose corn syrup||Maltose|
After checking all your labels, contact me to start a training program that will turbo-charge your results.
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