movie - sugar: the bitter truth
i realize that trash talking sugar in the blogosphere may not be cool. however, you will look and feel a million times better if you scale back on it. that's reason enough to keep reading right?!
we all weigh 25 more lbs than we did 25 years ago. we are all eating more. why? because our leptin is no longer working because we're eating so many carbohydrates. specifically fructose. beverages are one of the biggest culprits. that's right. put down the coke, juice, sweet tea. one soda a day= 15.5 lbs of fat per year.
coca-cola conspiracy- ingredients: caffeine, salt. caffeine makes you pee and salt makes you thirsty. pee more drink more. then add the sugar... highly addictive.
high fructose corn syrup is one part glucose + one part fructose. high fructose is sweeter than sugar and is used in higher doses. it's used because it's CHEAPER. check out this bs: sweet surprise. fructose is a poison.
a little history lesson:
richard nixon had food taken off of the political table to get better ratings. the way to do this was to decrease the price of food. then high fructose corn syrup was invented in 1965 by the japanese, introduced to us in 1975. it was half the price of sugar. it's so cheap it has found its way in to everything from hamburger buns (i'm looking at you mcdonalds) to infant formula. we are now consuming 141 pounds of sugar a year.
we were told to stop consuming fat to lower our risk of heart disease. this did not work, it's actually on the rise. we are still consuming boat loads of sugar.
1972: pure, white, and deadly discusses how dangerous sugar is
q. what do the atkins diet (high protein/low carb) and the japanese diet (high carb/low protein) have in common? they both work...why?
a. they both eliminate the sugar fructose
from paul's notes:
"not all sugar is created equal. a calorie from glucose, such as potato or bread, is vastly different from a calorie from sugar (which is a 50/50 mix of glucose and fructose, or in the case of high fructose corn syrup, a 45/55 mix). this is because they are metabolized differently, and hence they affect the body in different ways. fructose (whether from regular sugar of HFCS) is metabolized primarily by your liver, whereas glucose is metabolized in every cell of your body. making matters worse, when you consume fructose in liquid form, such as soda, the effect is not only sped up but also magnified. your liver converts the majority of this fructose in to FAT."