What's your sugar ratio?
Only about 3% of our calories should be from sugar. But the average
human being gets significantly more.
In 2002, Dr. Loren Cordain described a sample one-day Paleo menu as
23% carbohydrate, 38% protein, and 39% fat. Today, an individual
typically get 15 percent of his or her calories from sugar, at least
triple the amount that is considered healthy, and certainly more than
our bodies evolved to eat.
shows that more than 90 percent of us have suffered from a medical
problem linked to our excessive sugar consumption.
According to research from the University College London and the
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, only about 3 percent of
our calories should be from sugar, one-fifth of what we take in now per
The enormous rise in sugar consumption over the last century and the
conditions blamed on sugar consumption and on white flour include:
diabetes, coronary disease, obesity, peptic ulcers, constipation,
haemorrhoids, varicose veins, E-Coli infections such as appendicitis,
cholecystitis, pyelitis, and diverticulitis, renal failure, many skin
conditions and of course dental cavities.
Did you know that it is estimated that 92 percent of people ages 20
to 64 have suffered some degree of tooth decay in their permanent teeth?
According to Philip James, a past president of the World Obesity
Federation, the dire health situation caused by sugar calls for strong
measures: "A sugars tax should be developed to increase the cost of
sugar-rich food and drinks... The retail price of sugary drinks and
sugar rich foods needs to increase by at least 20 percent to have a
reasonable effect on consumer demand so this means a major tax on sugars
as a commodity. The level will depend on expert analyses but my guess is
that a 100 percent tax might be required." But what is really required
is that more people discover that it's sugar and the creation of
insulin, not dietary fat or cholesterol, that causes many of these
diseases, including obesity and heart disease.
What you want is to eat the foods that are natural to you and the
environment, and avoid foods that raise blood sugar and create excess
insulin. Pay attention to insulin, and your health with flourish while
disease risk fades away.
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