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Why Refined Sugar is Not Part of a Healthy Diet
We consume sugar in different forms aside from the regular white granulated sugar (usually GMO). Other forms we come across are honey, corn syrup, agave nectar, maple syrup, brown sugar and many, many more. Sugar affects the body in many ways, and it’s more important than ever to address the issue because the consumption of sugar is at an all-time high.
Refined sugar can even be seen as a poison because it has been depleted of its life forces, vitamins and minerals. Incomplete carbohydrate metabolism results in the formation of ‘toxic metabolite’ such as pyruvic acid and abnormal sugars containing five carbon atoms. These toxic metabolites interfere with the respiration of the cells. They cannot get sufficient oxygen to survive and function normally. In time, some of the cells die. This interferes with the function of a part of the body and is the beginning of degenerative disease. Refined sugar has also been linked to a slew of other diseases such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease.
In addition, sugar drains the body of precious vitamins and minerals because it is such a ‘naked’ form of energy. It is stripped of anything vital to the body, which means that it requires even more than it can give.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, in a blog entry on her website Goop, says this: “Sugar gives you an initial high, then you crash, then you crave more, so you consume more sugar. It’s this series of highs and lows that provoke unnecessary stress on your adrenals. You get anxious, moody (sugar is a mood-altering drug) and eventually you feel exhausted.”
The next time you put something in your mouth, check the label for the sugar content. It might just save your life!