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Thousands of Scientific Papers Confirm that Sugar Causes Disease
Most people care about their health and their diet and try to eat right, but they still can’t tear themselves away from sugar. They put “just a little sugar” in their morning coffee, have “just one” soda at lunch, eat “just a few” cookies in the afternoon, and a “small” bowl of ice cream before bed. Most people don’t think that these small amounts of sugar will harm them, but they are only fooling themselves. These are just the obvious sources of sugar that they are consuming, but those in addition to all the hidden sugar in the other food that they are eating, they are consuming far more than ever imagined possible.
The really bad news here is that sugar is one of the worst things you can put in your body. We aren’t talking about sugar from natural sources, such as fruit, but refined sugar in all its forms. Recently, researchers from the University of California San Francisco considered the data regarding sugar from more than 8,000 research studies regarding sugar consumption. Not surprisingly, they found that sugar not only causes people to gain weight, but it causes disease as well.
Rather than a war on fat, Americans should be creating a war on sugar. Sugar is the main cause behind metabolic disease, which will lead to diabetes, blood clots, stroke, and heart disease. Sugar is also toxic to the liver, our main source of defense when it comes to removing toxins from the body. When you consume sugar, your liver must do twice the work to remove everyday toxins as well as the sugar you are consuming.
These same researchers also found that about ¾ of the processed and prepackaged foods contain some type of added sugar. This is even more of an incentive to eat a more natural diet. Sugar can be listed by as many as 61 names, but the most common names are:
- Evaporated can juice
- High fructose corn syrup
- Corn syrup
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