Sugar. I love it. You love it. Everybody loves it. And guess what? It's poison. How can everybody love something is poison? Because it's very important that we do.In nature there are foods that are very sweet. Examples are certain fruits and vegetables. These foods have certain micronutrients that are important to the human organism, and its the sugar contained in them that ensures we eat them.
I knew I needed to lose weight due to back problems, and giving up Coca-Cola would have to be the first thing to go.It’s a talk given by Dr. Robert H. Lustig, MD, a UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology called “Sugar: The Bitter Truth", that made me realize just what I was doing to my body.
You can watch it here via Youtube.
The reasons I love this talk? First: the man’s a doctor at a prestigious university teaching and doing research in the field of endocrinology. If anyone is qualified to speak authoritatively on this subject, it would be him.He tackles not just heart disease, but diabetes, obesity, and high-blood pressure. In other words, he shows the connection between dietary intake of sugar (specifically acute fructose) and the root causes of these diseases of industrialization. Hopefully, it can serve as a wake up call that can start others on the journey to eating Real Food. But, in the very least, it can answer that singular question, “Well, if it’s not cholesterol and saturated fat, what does cause heart disease?”
Then I figured after giving up HFCS, why not take it a step further and cut back on processed carbs that turn into sugar.Turns out eating a South Beach-like diet -- low in carbs, high in protein -- could have effects beyond whitResearchers also tried putting mice that were predisposed to breast cancer on the two diets. During their first year of life, nearly half the mice put on the Western diet went on to develop breast cancer, while none of the mice on the low-carb, high-protein diet developed breast cancer during this time period, according to the study.
And of the mice put on the Western diet, only one was able to reach a normal mouse lifespan of two years, and 70 percent of those mice died from cancer. However, only 30 percent of the mice on the low-carb, high-protein diet went on to develop cancer at all, with more than half of these mice either reaching or aging beyond their normal lifespan, the study said.tling the waistline. It could also reduce cancer risk and slow growth of tumors, according to a new study in mice.