Sugar and Cancer

Sugar is everywhere….in everything you buy that is processed.  There is sugar in foods you never would imagine to contain sugar.  It’s so pervasive, it’s hard to avoid sugar when eating the standard diet.  If it’s not refined white sugar then it’s high fructose corn syrup.


I’m not going to go into the scientific statistics and literature on this topic.  I’m just going to tell you that I’ve read in many articles, that sugar molecules called “o-glycans” are found in almost every cancer tumor known to man.  That would indicate that sugar feeds cancer cells to grow, multiply and spread.  Yikes.

Scientists, medical professionals, pharmaceutical and food industries know this cancer/sugar connection to be true but they make the corporate buck on foods that make us sick.  They want to keep creating sickness so they can continue to make the big bucks.  It’s all in the share holders interest…not the health of the masses.   Grrrrr!

Sugar is a SIMPLE carbohydrate.  It causes your pancreas to release large amounts of insulin quickly to help digest the sugar and take it to your liver for use as energy or store as fat.  COMPLEX carbohydrates such as whole grains and vegetables cause a slow release of insulin.  Eating too much SIMPLE carbohydrate causes your poor little pancreas to get weary of being overworked.  Eventually this weariness leads to disease.

Did you know that one can of pop contains 10 teaspoons of sugar????  Oh my goodness.  That’s a ton of sugar.  The World Health Organization recommends adults upper daily limit of sugar to be 6 teaspoons (25 grams) a day and children are only suppose to consume 3 teaspoons a day (12 grams).  If your child has one can of pop a day they are taking in more than 3 times the recommended limit.  And that does not take into consideration the hidden sugar they are consuming in lunch box treats, barbecue sauces and ketchups, breads, jams, salad dressings etc.  It’s no wonder the obesity rates are skyrocketing.

Here are some statistics on sugar consumption over the years.  In the 18th century people ate less than 5 pounds annually.  In the 19th century it went up to 20 pounds per person annually.  In the 20th century it increased to 90 pounds per person annually and in the 21st century it’s at approximately 180 pounds per person per year.  That’s unbelieveable.

Sugar is a like a drug.  It is addictive.  You will go through some form of withdrawl when you eliminate it from your diet.  It’s similar to what drug addicts go through trying to get off opiates and other addictive substances.

Sugar is a genetically modified food.  It’s made from genetically modified sugar beets.  This is a BAD thing.  Eating any GMO foods has been linked to increased risk of cancer, allergies, infertility, rapid aging, and internal organ damage.

Without going into this topic any further, I highly recommend you watch a documentary called “THAT SUGAR MOVIE”.  It’s on Netflix.  It is a very interesting documentary about an young Australian chap who normally eats healthy and decides to go on a 2 month diet eating THE SAME AMOUNT OF CALORIES  he always ate but replacing his whole foods with processed, yet still advertised as healthy, foods.  He was closely monitored by a physician, a dietician, a nutritionist and a pathologist to see how this diet of “hidden sugars” affected his entire body.  It was unbelieveable, the changes in his body in just 2 months eating this way. He gained 15 pounds of belly fat, he was lethargic, he developed fatty liver and so much more.  Scary as all this sounds….this is how the average person eats every day.  No wonder there is so much illness and obesity in our society today.  WATCH THE MOVIE!

Do your best to avoid simple sugars.  Eat fruit if you need sweetness.  Your body loves fruit.

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