Sugar is Killing Us

“Today, one in three American adults is obese, and far greater numbers are overweight. While multiple factors have contributed to the massive increase in obesity and obesity-related health issues, over-consumption of sugar is potentially the most overlooked.

The key to understanding the devastation related to sugar over-consumption is recognizing that calories are not created equal. The “empty” calories of sugar are not empty at all, but are in fact loaded with fructose, a compound doctors and scientists have recently discovered causes physical addiction in a way similar to cocaine and heroin and contributes to the development of serious illnesses, like metabolic syndrome, type II diabetes, fatty liver disease and heart disease.

While the trend toward pervasive obesity and decreasing life expectancy rates is among the most alarming global issues of the new millennium, one solution is clear: we need to make better choices. The more we choose to buy food products with no added sugar, the more of these products the food industry will bring to market, making it easier for anyone, anywhere to eat healthier.” – Sugar is Killing Us

Derek Markham

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