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Incredible but true: sugar makes you fatter than eating fats, even if you consumed the same amount of calories of each.  I just watched “That Sugar Film” (IMDB rating of 7.3, FB page).  It was a highly informative film about the impact sugar has on the human body.  Key points:

  • Damon ate 2,300 calories per day before, during and after his 60 day experiment with a high sugar diet.
  • The “high sugar” diet was defined as the equivalent of 40 teaspoons of sugar per day (includes sugar from glucose, fructose, corn syrup and simple carbs).
  • He gained 8.5 kgs over 60 days.
  • He ate cereals, light yoghurt and foods with a lot of simple carbs.  He also drank fruit juices and fruit shakes.
  • His liver function deteriorated, mood swings increased and he lost energy, even though he was exercising at the same level.
  • Sugar was reprogramming Damon’s brain to seek instant gratification because it was always seeking the next sugar hit.

3 minute video explaining what sugar (and all simple carbs really) does to the human body:

 

This is an 18 minute Australian produced investigation into sugar by ABC’s Catalyst program:

Key points:

  • Calories are not equal because energy is required to process fibre, complex carbs and proteins.
  • Exercise has virtually no effect on weight loss.  Therefore, shows like the “Biggest Loser” are a painful waste of time.

 

I’m unsurprised we’ve been misled by “experts”. How did this happen? Because experts are fallible.  They make mistakes, especially where money is involved.  Some of these experts were and are funded by the sugar industry.  How do we know this?  Because it actually happened.

“It’s extremely shocking to see how closely NIDR [and the sugar industry] worked together, and how the research priorities between the two groups were so aligned to benefit the sugar industry,” says study author Cristin Kearns, a postdoctoral scholar at UCSF School of Medicine.  So what happened?  It turns out the sugar trade organization and the government groups were making some behind-the-scenes deals.” Reference.

And here:

“…via the Sugar Association proper, they [American sugar companies] would spend roughly $655,000 between 1975 and 1980 on 17 studies designed, as internal documents put it, ‘to maintain research as a main prop of the industry’s defense.

Each proposal was vetted by a panel of industry-friendly scientists and a second committee staffed by representatives from sugar companies and ‘contributing research members‘ such as Coca-Cola, Hershey’s, General Mills, and Nabisco. Most of the cash was awarded to researchers whose studies seemed explicitly designed to exonerate sugar. One even proposed to explore whether sugar could be shown to boost serotonin levels in rats’ brains, and thus ‘prove of therapeutic value, as in the relief of depression,’ an internal document noted.

…In short, rather than do definitive research to learn the truth about its product, good or bad, the association stuck to a PR scheme designed to ‘establish with the broadest possible audience — virtually everyone is a consumer — the safety of sugar as a food.’ One of its first acts was to establish a Food & Nutrition Advisory Council consisting of a half-dozen physicians and two dentists willing to defend sugar’s place in a healthy diet…Reference.

 

Money, money, money.  The Bible states accurately:

1 Timothy 6:10 King James Version (KJV)

10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

Friends, research everything:

Proverbs 18:15 King James Version (KJV)

15 The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

I also invite you to take a long hard look at the theory of evolution.

 

 

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