Yes, that is right Sugar is Toxic. I happened upon this little fact about a year ago when someone shared a video from a Dr. Lustig entitled “Sugar: The Bitter Truth” that literally changed my life.
Dr. Lustig’s video is a bit technical so I will summarize it here. Dr. Lustig and a microbiologist found that Sugar (Fructose) is processed in the Liver in almost exactly the same way as Alcohol. As a result, its consumption has almost the same long term health consequences/risks.
Some of the health problems/risks are the very same chronic deseases that are increasing the cost of medical care for everyone including:
Nifty right? It get better. Sugar is also addictive. Just as you can be an Alcoholic, most Americans are now Sugaroholics. That is because sugar:
- Stimulates that same pleasure centers in the brain as opium
- Sugar makes you hungry
So sugar feels good and makes you hungry for.. more sugar.
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