Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sugar -- Not a Sweet Deal

What is the most recommended diet for the prevention of high cholesterol and heart disease? It is the low fat diet.  However, independent  research supports the low sugar diet over the low fat diet.  Sugar, in all its forms, is toxic to the body.

Forms of sugar include, but are not limited to, glucose, fructose, sucrose, syrups, alcohol, and even brown sugar.  Why is sugar so bad for the body?  For one thing, sugar changes the body's pH, creating an acidic atmosphere which feeds cancer, aging, heart disease, and osteoporosis.  Acidosis (the condition of being acidic) is an emergency, and the body responds by leeching calcium out of the bones in an attempt to restore balance.

In addition, sugar feeds the harmful bacteria in the intestines, which contributes to eczema, depression, yeast infections, and allergies.  Sugar also affects the delicate blood sugar levels and insulin levels, which contributes to  hypoglycemia, insulin resistance, and diabetes.  For an exhaustive list of sugar's harmful effects, refer to the link below.

Be sweet -- but not sugary sweet.

Natural Cholesterol Management
Dangers of Sugar
Cholesterol Fears?

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