Sugar Linked to Obesity, Diabetes and Heart Disease

Three recent studies link excessive sugar consumption to chronic disease. Given the statistics on obesity, the rise in diabetes and heart disease, this should come as no surprise to anybody, and precisely what we’ve been saying in Sugar Crush. Following is an excerpt from an article on mercola.com:

To lower your risk of obesity and tooth decay, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends dramatically reducing your sugar consumption, limiting added sugar to 10 percent of daily calories or less.  This equates to about 12 teaspoons or 50 grams of sugar for most adults.

To prevent chronic disease such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, the organization suggests limiting your sugar consumption to a maximum of five percent of your daily calories.

However, if you already have signs of insulin resistance, such as hypertension, obesity, or heart disease, I believe you’d be wise to limit your total fructose consumption even further—down to 15 grams or less until your weight and other health conditions have normalized.

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How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes, Why Insulin May Actually Accelerate Death, and Other Ignored Facts

One out of every four people in the United States have some form of diabetes or pre-diabetes. That’s an alarming statistic. Studies now show that common treatment for Type 2 diabetes is all wrong. This article is a great resource, not only for understanding the development of diabetes, but also looking forward to prevention and treatment without insulin, and without medications.

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How do you STOP eating sugar?

Samantha Taylor, Sugar Addiction Specialist, shares her experiences with quitting sugar on her website.  She also offers videos and email newsletters with information, tips, and personal stories.  If you’re thinking of eliminating sugar from your diet, Samantha is a great resource.


“How do you STOP eating sugar?”That is something I asked myself for many, many years and it took me 6 years to figure out the answer while I still struggled with the addiction.  I have found that it’s not just about the sugar or the food if you have other food addictions (which many sugar addicts do).  I encourage you to search within yourself and ask yourself these questions:

1)    Is there something I am running from that I don’t want to deal with and I use sugar as an escape?
2)    Are there feelings within me that I am trying to ‘drown’ or numb with my sugar episodes because I don’t want to deal with them?
3)    Is there abuse from my past, either in my childhood or adulthood that I have not dealt with?

Those can be important questions to ask and they can help to shed some light on why you might even have an addiction. I used to think, “I just love sugar…I am not eating it for all those other reasons.” But the more research I did and the more I got away from the addiction, I realized I really was trying to numb some feelings and I was using sugar to cope.  That may or may not be you, but it’s worth looking into your heart and investigating the answer. It may be something that you don’t find out until later, after you have actually overcome your sugar addiction.

Samantha Taylor
www.SugarAddictionSpecialist.com

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