May 30, 2024

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Refined White Sugar – White Poison!

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“Refined white sugar is to a large extent to blame for some forms of diabetes, whose victims face the threat of blindness and other serious impairments, not to mention heart disease, stroke, schizophrenia, alcoholism, and possibly some kinds of cancer,” [1] according to Dr. Robert D. McCracken, University of California (UCLA) anthropologist.

The great indictment against refined white sugar is its high solubility in the body. It rushes through the stomach wall without being digested, stimulates excess secretion of insulin by the pancreas to facilitate its passage through cell membranes of the tissues, where it is used as fuel and causes metabolic imbalance, which permits bacteria, viruses, and deadly germs. Sugar is also fattening and has been found dangerous for heart cases, as it disorganizes the calcium-phosphorus balance in the blood.

The average American consumes an astounding two to three pounds of sugar each week, which isn’t surprising considering that highly refined sugars are processed into so many foods such as bread, breakfast cereal, mayonnaise, peanut butter, ketchup, spaghetti sauce, microwave meals, and almost everything else.

In large quantities, sugar causes the blood sugar level to fall. If the insulin itself is not controlled, the blood sugar falls to abnormally low levels. This condition is called hypoglycemia and can produce mental and other serious disorders.

Read the label on all manufactured, bottled, and canned goods. If it lists sugar among the ingredients, drop it as you would poison! The same goes for any products that include high fructose corn syrup or brown sugar, as commercial brown sugar is actually refined sugar to which molasses has been added. In fact, it is more highly refined than white sugar.

There are several natural sugars that can be used in the same way as refined white or brown sugar when a sweetener is needed, such as date sugar, maple syrup, rapadura, and raw honey, although honey is a concentrated sugar and should be used with extreme moderation, like all natural sugars. If you suffer from any form of liver congestion, honey absorbs the fluids and worsens the condition. Natural and unrefined sugars contain mineral salts such as phosphates of potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, and more that have been stripped from refined sugars. Most of these healthier sugars still break down in your body the same way regular sugar does though. The nutrients found in some of them are negated by the fact that it takes nutrients from your body to break the sugar down. Organic is better for the lack of pesticides but otherwise the same. Sugar is still sugar! A better plan is to replace the sugar with fruit if possible.

To your good health and long life!

[1] Paul Bragg and Virginia Bragg, “Healthy Eating Without Confusion,” Santa Barbara, Calif.: Health Science, 1967, p. 12.

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