Sugar is Destroying the Health of Our Nation


Lunchables (Photo credit: olishaw)

Anything in moderation is okay. But moderation is very “subjective”. A marathon runner may think that a 7 mile daily run is moderate. I think it is insane, but I am not a runner.I know people that drink a 6 pack of beer daily and consider that moderate, because it is done throughout a 24 hour period. Hmmmmmm. Well, let’s talk about sugar. We all know the toxic effects sugar has on our bodies and consequently, our health. But what is too much? If we could keep our intake to 25 grams, it would be a non-issue. But since the average person is consuming 1/3 of a pound daily, which is 5 ounces or 150 grams, it has become a huge issue. And that is only an average – many people eat twice that. Cutting out a few desserts will barely make a dent in the “standard  American diet“. Processed foods are a huge business with enormous profit margins. High fructose corn syrup is used virtually in all processed food, because it is so cheap. Manufacturers have no incentive to market whole foods, unless the consumer stops buying processed and demands whole foods. Unfortunately, a common lunch staple for many kids is, Oscar Mayer Lunchables. Just one box of crackers with processed turkey and American cheese contains 36 grams of sugar. Sugar is also loaded in their fruit juices. Even infant  formulas contain the equivalent of a can of Coca-cola. How outrageous is that?!  The answer is obvious. Start and maintain a diet of only natural, whole foods and avoid all processed foods and sweetened beverages. I must admit, I too, have a sweet tooth. My favorite sweetener is stevia and I prefer the liquid form. By drastically reducing sugar consumption, you will be on your way to finding the “miracle cure” that everyone seeks.


About daveagi

Dave has been in the health food industry for over 20 years and bodybuilding for 30 years. I (Agi), have been a registered nurse for over 25 years and former ballet dancer. We are both presently, Independent Mission Marketers for Beyond Organic. Our passions lie with GOD first, then teaching and helping others to become healthy through proper organic eating and a healthy lifestyle. We are happy to share our combined years of knowledge and experience in these areas to help others achieve optimum health.
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