SUGAR – The Bitter Truth
SUGAR – The Bitter Truth
TRULY HEAL without SUGAR
It’s hard to believe that sugar is the #1 killer in the world. We are all addicted to it. Eating large quantities of refined sugar is akin to happily placing a gun in your mouth and pulling the trigger.
Studies have shown that eating or drinking only 100 grams (8 tbsp) of processed sugar, the equivalent of a typical can of soda, can reduce the ability of your white blood cells to kill germs by 40 percent!
Sugar suppresses your immune system for several hours after consumption. The immune-suppressing effect of sugar starts less than 30 minutes after eating it and can last up to five hours.
Feeding sugar to the ‘soldiers’ of your immune system is like giving them a sleeping pill. It doesn’t make sense that you sedate the soldiers prior to sending them off to the battlefield and expecting them to adequately protect and defend your body!
Therefore, eliminating sugar from your diet is a mandatory action to heal yourself from any kind of cancer or disease.
So firstly lets discuss what is sugar?
As some of you may know this is the chemical formula for glucose. The key nutrient needed for energy (ATP) in our body. When we ingest plant-based food the body breaks down its constituents until it is left with the refined glucose. This process happens during digestion and causes a gradual release of glucose into the bloodstream. The glucose then travels to the liver where the body decides if the glucose needs to be stored (as glycogen or fat) or released into the blood stream to provide energy to every cell in our body.
So we’ve already established that every vegetable contains sugar, this sugar isn’t harmful to our bodies and is needed for everyday energy production. So what is the harmful sugar that was spoken about above?
Harmful sugar is anything that does not require the body a long period of time to digest. Instead this type of sugar quickly enters the blood stream increasing blood glucose levels quickly and dramatically. It causes the liver and pancreas to work in overdrive storing as much of the sugar away as glycogen and fat as possible. When our body is exposed to these spikes in blood glucose levels, it causes a huge range of detrimental effects in the body (look at the list of 124 negative effects of sugar to get an idea of just how bad refined sugar really is to the body, page ………..)
Firstly lets list the obvious forms of refined sugar. That includes: white sugar, brown sugar, golden syrup, maple syrup, honey, agave syrup and worst of all, HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup) that is commonly used in almost all processed foods.
These sugars are commonly understood and with some careful dietary planning most people can remove the majority of these refined sugars from their diet.
Unfortunately what constitutes bad sugar doesn’t end there. About ¾ of the worlds stable diet consists of almost 80 percent harmful sugar. In fact if you look at conventional food pyramid, the lowest and largest section is all bad sugar.
These foods are all made of simple starches or simple sugars that quickly cause spikes in blood sugar. Unfortunately the sugary nature of these foods is not commonly known and restricting the intake of these foods (especially for a cancer patient) requires education, understanding and diligence.
Besides these, there are the obvious to avoid, which include sweets, lollies, cakes, pastries, sodas and other sugary sweet foods.
Sugar has a double whammy effect. It disables, disrupts and distracts your immune system, but it also reactivates, re-energizes and replenishes your cancer cells, which enables them to grow at greater, faster and stronger rate.