I'll start with the amount of sugar people eat now days.
Supposedly, the average American today consumes over 70 grams per day. And I think that's lower than reality considering how much is in a soda that people might drink multiple times per day, on top of what they eat. I use to drink at least 2 per day. I thought it was just empty calories. I didn't know about the harm from elevated blood sugar, insulin and inflammation.
Also, I've read that the USDA recommends people limit their sugar intake to 40 grams per day. The CDC recommends you limit it to 25 grams per day.
There's 39 grams of sugar from HFCS in one can of Coke.
If we got our sugar only from fruits and vegetables like we are meant to, we'd consume more like 15 grams per day.
And the USDA is not looking out for your health! They are a much bigger advocate for the sugar and corn growers than they are a protector of your health. And the CDC is a member of our medical 'treat everything with a drug' establishment.
And then there's the added problem of most of that added sugar coming from High Fructose Corn Syrup. The switch to HFCS in commercial products is where our health issues really took off. Note that HFCS has only been around 1 generation. The sickly one.
And then there's the complete lack of understanding about what consuming any high glycemic meal, drink or snack does to you. It's not just about the calories. It sets all kinds of badness in motion. It screws up your hormones and causes subclinical inflammation that is the root cause of most of the diseases this sickly culture suffers from. Including acne. And it ages you.
Your cells cant take in more sugar if they are already full. And if you are sedentary, they are likely full. Every time you take in more sugar than your cells will take in, damage occurs. Both the insulin released and the sugar are harmful hardening tissues and clogging arteries, promoting inflammation, etc.
Excellent MDA article on what happens when you consume more sugar than you use for energy in your cells. http://www.marksdail.../#axzz2WTeNM9gz
Edited by alternativista, 17 June 2013 - 07:10 AM.