• Is Sugar Killing America?

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    1) Sugar is public enemy No. 1

    A landmark study that’s being called the biggest of its kind has found that the added sugar from processed foods can lead to fatal heart problems and death. It does’t take much, either. Having as much as two 12-oz sodas a day can greatly increase the odds of an early death. The risks tied to sugar from processed foods don't seem to be attached to any other health factors, suggesting that it was probably the primary cause in a lot of cases of early deaths. Sodas were cited as one of the leading culprits behind excess sugar intake.

    2) Weekdays are the best days to lose weight.

    We all splurge with a burger and a beer after a long workweek, but a new study says that though we might let loose on the weekends, it’s really our weekday …

    Refined dietary sugars lack minerals and vitamins of their own. In order to be metabolized into the body’s system, glucose must draw upon the body's own micro-nutrient stores. When these storehouses are depleted, metabolizing cholesterol and fatty acid is impeded. This process contributes to higher blood serum triglycerides and cholesterol resulting in promoting obesity evidenced by fat storage around organs and in sub-cutaneous tissue folds (cellulite). Because sugar is devoid of minerals, vitamins or fiber, and has such a deteriorating effect on the endocrine system, major researchers and major health organizations (American Dietetic Association and American Diabetic Association) agree that sugar consumption in America is one of the major causes of degenerative diseases.



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