Friday, May 18, 2012

Sugar Is Destroying Health

Yep, I was right!;)  Ken sent me an email about this very topic and told me I was right all along.  Steven grew up thinking eating sugar was a sin.  Well, it just well may be close to sinning...{not really}.  It just isn't good for you.

On 60 Minutes, they had a program called Sugar ~ A Toxin.  Dr. Robert Lustig who is an pediatric endocrinologist has found out through in depth research that sugar is the main culprit in obesity, Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, strokes, cancer, and heart disease.

When people started eating low fat to prevent all these diseases, all these diseases sky-rocketed because we replaced fat with sugar.  It turns out that our body needs healthy fats and doesn't need sugar.  He believes that we have a public health crisis in America.

Most Americans eat 130 pounds of sugar a year.  He explained that sugar spikes your insulin which causes many adverse affects in the body.  He even found that it is as addictive as cocaine.  It affects the same part of your brain that cocaine affects.

Never before in human history have we seen "adult onset" or Type 2 diabetes in children. There has been a more than 1,000 percent increase in Type 2 diabetes in children over the last two decades. (1) Fifteen years ago 3 percent of new cases of diabetes in children were Type 2 diabetes. Now it is 50 percent. (2) Forty percent of children are now overweight and 2 million are morbidly obese, exceeding the 99th percentile for weight.
Huffington Post

Try giving up sugar for several weeks and see if you don't have more energy and sleep better.   If is is truly a toxin in your body, you should be eating very little of it.  Eat real food, the way God created it to be.  You will feel so much better and our health care system will thank you.

What? know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have of God, and you are not your own?
I Corinthians 6:19