Added Sugar Kills
When a quarter of your total calories consumed come from sugar like sources your risk for heart disease is doubled. The risk of heart disease for the average American goes up 20% due to 14.9 percent of their calories coming from sugar consumption. Just the equivalent of two cans of soda on a 2,000 calories a day diet, will increase your heart risk by 20 percent. The routine consumption of sugar-based beverages, seven servings or more per week, was linked with an increased risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.
These shocking findings are what a recent research study that was published in the prestigious JAMA Internal Medicine journal concluded. The researchers statistically adjusted their data for the confounding effects of race, physical activity, smoking, level of education, and excess weight.
It should be no surprise that the Standard American Diet (SAD) is killing Americans dead from heart disease. Remember that High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) has been added to just about all process foods sold in America. Sugar based drinks are one of the biggest offenders that accounts for approximately 37% of the added sugar in the American diet. One 12 ounce can of soda contains about 140 calories or 35 grams of sugar.
Added sugars in the American diet are dramatically linked to heart disease deaths.
Those still addicted to sugar are due for a rude awakening when heart disease strikes them. It is no longer just about natural weight loss. It is no longer just about empty calories and poor nutrition. Heart disease is a major killer of Americans. Now, we know why. Our S.A.D. diet kills people, one by one.
Watch out, gulping down those tasty double-big gulps this hot summer could end up killing you. Other research studies have linked sugar to obesity, high blood pressure, and even high triglycerides levels.
The major sources of added sugar in an industrialized diet are sugar based drinks, junk Carbs or highly refined grains, with high-fructose corn syrup being added to virtually all processed and junk foods.
In conclusion, the Natural Health Perspective maintains that everyone should be consuming less than 10% of their daily total calories from added sugar.
It makes little difference if added sugar is in the form of table sugar, honey, sucrose, fructose, high-fructose corn syrup, junk Carbs, or 100% natural fruit juices such as orange juice. Everyone should try to tackle the worst offenders first, which are namely all sugar-based beverages, junk Carbs, and process foods with sugar or fructose listed as one of the first 3 food ingredients; in order to make the process more manageable. Overtime you should end up eliminating all the major sources of concentrated sugar in your diet, as much as possible. It is not about living a life of depravity, but rather giving your body sufficient time to adjust to more healthy choices in food. Also, remember that healthy high-fiber whole foods are mutually exclusive with concentrated sources of sugar.
The best approach is to simply give up sugar 100 percent in order to finally kick your sugar addiction for good. Everyone should learn how to cook fresh produce, in order to drastically reduced their consumption of sugar laced processed foods.