You Can Also Add Sugar to the List of Things That Are ‘Toxic’

  • metta

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    Oct 28, 2015 6:48 AM GMT
    You Can Also Add Sugar to the List of Things That Are ‘Toxic’



    http://nymag.com/thecut/2015/10/study-says-added-sugar-is-toxic.html
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    Oct 28, 2015 2:44 PM GMT
    metta saidYou Can Also Add Sugar to the List of Things That Are ‘Toxic’



    http://nymag.com/thecut/2015/10/study-says-added-sugar-is-toxic.html



    This isn't new.... Sugar has been considered a Drug by most people in the health and wellness industry for, like, a long time..

    But I guess it's good to keep building the knowledge and evidence base around those notions.
  • PTNoge

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    Oct 28, 2015 3:00 PM GMT
    Also, a lot of the risks associated with diabetes is due to the fact that too high blood sugar levels is actually toxic.
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    Oct 28, 2015 3:17 PM GMT
    I've also heard that sugar makes people stupid. They say High Fructose Corn syrup is one of the most harmful one.

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    Oct 28, 2015 3:23 PM GMT
    VanillaIce saidI've also heard that sugar makes people stupid. They say High Fructose Corn syrup is one of the most harmful one.




    SO you've got a diet high in sugar then...? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 28, 2015 5:59 PM GMT
    JeanDeau said
    VanillaIce saidI've also heard that sugar makes people stupid. They say High Fructose Corn syrup is one of the most harmful one.




    SO you've got a diet high in sugar then...? icon_rolleyes.gif


    Yes, one lick you'll be straight to hell. icon_wink.gif

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    Oct 28, 2015 7:22 PM GMT
    Every time one of these groups comes forward with another thing that is "bad for you" (with the exception of man-made additives, etc) the same four words always play through my mind: "All things in moderation"
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    Oct 29, 2015 4:07 AM GMT
    TheStreetcarWhisperer saidEvery time one of these groups comes forward with another thing that is "bad for you" (with the exception of man-made additives, etc) the same four words always play through my mind: "All things in moderation"


    THIS. ;) Though - arguably - most Americans are SO used to such elevated leves of sugar and salt that "moderate" may even be far more than we should be having. icon_eek.gif
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    Oct 29, 2015 7:44 AM GMT
    I just read a book of collected columns about this and related topics by NY Times food-system critic Mark Bittman called A Bone To Pick. If anybody new to these issues and hidden Big Food/Pharma agendas decides to take this red pill, prepare to be both horrified and furious. But, also, hopeful.
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    Oct 29, 2015 10:56 AM GMT
    Think as a general rule, the less processed the food the better.

    Raw sugar better (a bit) than refined.
    Think the concern with bacon will mainly come from the curing/smoking/additives

    Vegetables, take the time to go to the farmer's market if you can. Fresh, full of flavor and a fair price for everyone.
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    Oct 29, 2015 1:26 PM GMT
    These reports do tend to get a bit over the top, but I'm not going to argue too strongly here. For all the Anti-Meat Movement propoganda, Sugar-Free should be the future if anything rather than cutting out all of my valued and tasty protein sources. Sugar yields far more devastating effects than whatever the hell risks they think they've got pinned on meat: Insulin Resistance, Diabetes, Obesity, Inflammation, Glycation and the resulting Advanced Glycation End products (AGEs, fittingly), you name it. It's awful stuff that accelerates the process of human deterioration and death. Constant glycemic overload and insulin spikes from simple sugars/carbs is the reason the majority of the western world is comprised of fatties and children are already obese at obscenely young ages.

    Obviously, glucose is a requirement for humans to survive, and it can still be had with a variety of slower digesting, complex carb sources to maintain stable energy levels that don't send blood sugar skyrocketing to the moon.
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    Oct 29, 2015 1:27 PM GMT
    "Everything in moderation, except moderation."
  • JackNNJ

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    Oct 29, 2015 1:57 PM GMT
    And yet our bodies are designed to process sugar. God's creation truly is amazing!

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