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"Sugar is without question one of the most dangerous
substances on the food market today.
What we are talking about here is sucrose, the white
crystalline sugar refined from cane or beet juice by stripping away all its vitamins,
minerals, protein, fiber, water, and other synergists.
White sugar is an industrially processed chemical not found
in nature, and it is not fit for human consumption.
Other sugars such as fructose (in fruit and honey), lactose
(in milk), and maltose (in grains) are natural substances with nutritional value.
Raw sugar is a coarse, brown, sticky variety made by simply
boiling down whole cane juice and it too is a wholesome food, but it is very difficult to
find in the Western world.
The so called 'brown sugar' sold in supermarkets is nothing
more than refined white sugar with some molasses spun back into it for color and flavor.
It is not a 'health food'.
Sugar suppresses the immune system by causing the pancreas
to secrete abnormally large quantities of insulin, which is required to break it down.
Insulin remains in circulation in the bloodstream long
after sugar has been metabolized, and one of its main side effects is to suppress the
release of growth hormone in the pituitary gland.
Growth hormone is a primary regulator of the immune system,
so anyone who eats a lot of sugar every day is going to experience critical growth hormone
deficiency and consequent immune deficiency caused by the constant presence of insulin in
Furthermore, refined white sugar is treated as a toxic
foreign agent by the immune system, owing to its unnatural chemical structure as well as
the industrial contaminants it retains from the refining process.
Sugar thus triggers an unnecessary immune response while
simultaneously suppressing immune function, thereby debilitating the immune system with a
double edged sword.
Sugar is the chief culprit in many diseases and
It can easily cause diabetes and is a major factor in
candidacies, both of which are epidemic in the industrialized Western world.
Since sugar is 'nutritionally naked', the body must
'borrow' the missing vitamins, minerals and other synergistic nutrients required to
metabolize sugar from its own tissues.
Heavy sugar consumption therefore causes a constant
siphoning of nutrients from the body. Recent evidence suggests that sugar causes dental
problems not so much by contact with the teeth but rather by leaching the teeth of calcium
Sugar also depletes the body of potassium and magnesium, which
are required for proper cardiac function, and is therefore a major factor in heart
The nutritional leaching caused by sugar can give rise to
intense food cravings and eating binges, as the body seeks to replenish the nutrients
'stolen' from it by sugar.
Most people consume far more sugar than their bodies can
possibly use for energy. When this happens, the liver converts the extra sugar into
molecules called triglycerides and stores it as fat, or else produces cholesterol from the
by-products of sugar and deposits it in veins and arteries. Sugar is thus a major factor
in obesity and arteriosclerosis as well.
Sugar is an addictive substance. In Sugar Blues, William
Dufty writes; 'The difference between sugar addiction and narcotic addiction is largely
one of degree.'
Abruptly giving up sugar invariably brings on the sort of
withdrawal symptoms associated with narcotic drugs- fatigue, lassitude, depression,
moodiness, headaches, aching limbs.
Its addictive nature is also reflected in current per
capita consumption in the USA- an average of 130 pounds of sugar per person per year, or
about 1/3 pound daily. That qualifies as 'substance abuse'. Most people don't even realize
how much sugar they're taking every day because much of it is hidden in other foods.
A 12-ounce can of a typical soft drink, for example,
contains about nine teaspoons of refined white sugar.
Sugar consumption in the USA is so high that it has also
caused a social problem through its deleterious effects on behavior, especially in
children, who are displaying increasingly severe behavioral disorders and learning
In a recent study conducted by Dr. C. Keith Connors of the Children's
Hospital in Washington, DC, a 'deadly' link was established between the consumption of
sugar with carbohydrates (such as breakfast cereal, cake, and biscuits) and violent
behavior, hypertension, and learning impediments.
In other studies, chronic violence in
prisons was remarkably reduced simply by eliminating refined sugar and starch from prison
diets. Singapore in 1991 banned sugary soft drink sales from all schools and youth
center's, citing the danger that sugar poses to the mental and physical health of children.
If you or your children have a sweet tooth, you can easily
satisfy it by concocting treats with honey, molasses, and barley malt, which are not only
sweet but also nutritious and therapeutically beneficial."
Source: Daniel Reid.
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