Jun 25, 2016
Sugar: Eliminate This ONE Ingredient and Watch Your Health Soar
Evidence is mounting that sugar is the primary factor causing not just obesity, but also chronic and lethal disease. According to Dr. Robert Lustig, sugar is toxic to your body, acting as a poison all by itself.
Ending the over-consumption of sugar could have a profoundly beneficial impact on disease rates that currently cost the American health care system a trillion dollars per year.
It's important to realize that when we talk about "sugar," ALL sugars are included. So when you're evaluating your sugar consumption, don't stop counting once you've accounted for the number of spoons of table sugar you've added to foods and beverages. Also include all other types of sweeteners found in various processed foods, such as corn-based sweeteners like high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), honey, and agave.
We now know that fructose elevates uric acid, which decreases nitric oxide, raises angiotensin, and causes your smooth muscle cells to contract, thereby raising your blood pressure and potentially damaging your kidneys. Increased uric acid also leads to chronic, low-level inflammation, which has far-reaching consequences for your health. For example, chronically inflamed blood vessels lead to heart attacks and strokes; also, a good deal of evidence exists that some cancers are caused by chronic inflammation.