A little caffeine?
Oh wait! How about cold coffee with no sugar!
Maybe a quarter of the table spoon!
Maybe a spoon full of table sugar for the storming weather!
“Sugar is often misconstrued with the white poison”, have you folks heard this trending in all those households who quit the table sugar for heavens’ sake. They’re partially right about quitting, but what is the consequence of not doing so?
“You are what you eat”. Just that a poisoned body cannot turn into a poison anymore. Bling!
The Hidden truth of sugar
To manufacture table sugar from sugarcane, the stalks of sugarcane are crushed to separate the juice from the pulp. The juice is processed and heated to crystallize, and is then filtered and bleached with bone char, which results in sugar’s pristine white color. Yes! “Sugar Might Be Made With Animal Bones”.
To the animal lovers/vegans this might come across as inhumane and could think of choosing char sugar instead of white sugar. It is NOT bizarre to go by this way of thinking. As the analysis stands, in U.S. sugar companies use bone char derived from cows for this filtering and bleaching process.
Repercussions of consuming white sugar (added sugar).
Added sugar is also present in items that you may not think of as sweetened, like soups, bread, cured meats, and ketchup.
- High amount of sugar overload the liver. “Your liver metabolizes sugar the same way as alcohol, and converts dietary carbohydrates to fat,” as per Dr. Hu.
- “Excess sugar’s impact on obesity and diabetes” is well documented.
- But one area that may very well surprise us is how taste for sugar can have a negative impact on your heart as per Dr. Frank Hu, professor of nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
- Consuming too much added sugar can raise blood pressure and increase chronic inflammation,
- Mainly, consuming soft drinks could hamper the body’s metabolism, confusing it to lose control of the appetite and leaving you hungry for excess food consumption.
As we battle many dangerous diseases today, such as cancer and other rheumatic health issues, we should take serious simple steps to take care of ourselves.
So that you get back what you give! A healthy body! A healthy mind!