White Refind Sugar

Read Complete Research Material


Avoidance of White Refined Sugar Can Have Positive Effect on Health

Avoidance of White Refined Sugar Can Have Positive Effect on Health

Refined sugar, by some, is called a drug, because in the refining process everything of food value has been removed except the carbohydrates-pure calories, without vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, enzymes or any of the other elements that make up food. Many nutrition experts say that white sugar is extremely harmful, possibly as harmful as a drug, especially in the quantities consumed by the present-day American.

Dr. David Reuben, author of Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Nutrition says, “White refined sugar-is not a food. It is a pure chemical extracted from plant sources, purer in fact than cocaine, which it resembles in many ways. Its true name is sucrose and its chemical formula is C12H22O11.

It has 12 carbon atoms, 22 hydrogen atoms, 11 oxygen atoms, and absolutely nothing else to offer.” The chemical formula for cocaine is C17H21NO4. Sugar's formula again is C12H22O11. For all practical purposes, the difference is that sugar is missing the “N”, or nitrogen atom. Refining means to make “pure” by a process of extraction or separation. Sugars are refined by taking a natural food, which contains a high percentage of sugar, and then removing all elements of that food until only the sugar remains. While sugar is commonly made from sugar cane or sugar beets.

"If it's white, it's killing you," has become the rallying cry of many holistic doctors when it comes to the dangerous impact of sugar on health. It may be overly simplistic, but the statement does sum up the situation when it comes to sugar and its impact. Not all sugars are unhealthy; certain sugars have minimal or no negative impact, and remarkable health benefits. But refined white sugar, the table sugar that most people use every day, is harmful, even in small amounts.

White sugar suppresses the immune system. It has been shown to decrease the vitality and number of white blood cells, the body's immune response to invaders. Sugar also depresses the body's energy field and makes your blood more acidic, both of which result in vulnerability to toxins, bacteria and viruses. Sugar feeds bacteria like Candida and yeast infections.

Refined sugar is an extremely high glycemic food; it hits your bloodstream hard and can have severe impact on blood sugar, insulin levels, digestive enzyme count, weight, and the pancreas.

Refined sugar is in almost everything, and can be very difficult to avoid unless you are preparing all your own food from scratch. It creeps into sauces, salad dressings, preparations of meat and other products, and prepared carbs - whether they taste sweet or not (sugar is usually added to prepared bread and rice, for instance).

It appears under many different names: glucose-fructose, fructose, fruit sugar, corn syrup, high-fructose corn syrup (known as glucose syrup outside of Canada and the United States) and beet sugar are all heavily processed sugars which can be dangerous to our ...
Related Ads