Sugar is a Drug and Making Us Really Sick
Sugar is a drug and is making us really sick.
Are you surprised?
The truth is that we all grew and grow up with sugar all around us and in every food that we think of as our best friends like Oreos and ben and jerry.
The food industry is incredibly powerful and the notion that sugar is a drug has been floating around for decades but it is difficult to find scientists that reach what seems to be the obvious conclusion that sugar is a drug.
Finally here is one.
The best course of action is to focus on eating real food daily as I have been advocating as a fundamental pillar of the Hashi Mashi Wellness Plan for 2.5 years now since discovering that eliminating processed food from my life was the secret to body and mind transformation.
There is no workout that you can do which will be as powerful as eating real food.
Sugar Is Making You Really Sick
UCSF RESEARCHERS START ‘SCIENCE INITIATIVE’ TO SHOW SUGAR’S LINKS TO CHRONIC DISEASES
(NEWSER) – Dr. Robert Lustig has studied childhood obesity for 16 years and cross-analyzed numerous studies to come to a not-so-sweet conclusion: Sugar should be thought of along the same lines as tobacco, cocaine, or alcohol, he told the Guardian in August.
Now Lustig is a member of a 12-scientist team working on SugarScience, a University of California-San Francisco initiative that hopes to showcase reputable studies on added sugars and how they impact health, a UCSF news article reports.
The SugarScience group has already reviewed more than 8,000 papers and found evidence to support Lustig’s previous assertions, linking excess sugar consumption to such chronic diseases as Type 2 diabetes and liver and heart disease.
Laura Schmidt, the initiative’s lead researcher, told the Chicago Tribune in December that the point of the project is to make these findings accessible to the public through its website and social media.
The average American consumes 19.5 teaspoons of added sugar a day, significantly higher than what the American Heart Association recommends (6 teaspoons for women, 9 teaspoons for men, and 3 to 6 teaspoons for kids, according to UCSF).
Schmidt notes that added sugars show up in 74% of all packaged foods and appear under at least 60 different names, making them hard to find on food labels.
Though some have said that calling sugar a poison is a high-fructose hyperbole—a 2013 Scientific American article noted that “many worrying fructose studies use unrealistic doses” of sugar and that rodents used as subjects process it differently than humans—not many are disputing we should eat less of it.
The FDA is considering expanding its food labels to include an “Added Sugars” category to help consumers keep their sugar intake in check. (The WHO says just 5% of your calories should be from sugar.)