OK so your first question may be “so you’re saying refined sugar is a drug”?
Short answer…. “Yeah pretty much”.
Look at what sugar does. It is HIGHLY addictive, robs your body of nutrients and leaves you in a weakened state craving your next fix. Sound like a drug?
The next thing most people say is that sugar is natural so what’s the big deal? It’s in nature so it must be OK….. Way to conform to the brainwashing powers of the sugar and food manufacturers! Great to see their almost endless marketing budgets are making us all believe what they want us to think.
Refined white sugar is NOT a food nor is it natural. (At least not when it reaches the consumer). It is in fact a pure chemical extracted from plant sources and is purer than cocaine, which it resembles in many ways. Sugars real name is sucrose and has the chemical formula C12H22O11. The chemical formula for cocaine is C12H22NO4. The only thing making them different is a single nitrogen atom. Any wonder sugar is one of the, if not the most addictive thing on the planet?
Sugar has 12 Carbon atoms, 22 hydrogen atoms and 11 oxygen atoms and absolutely nothing else to offer.
Blood sugar, in the form of glucose, is the basic fuel for all brain operation and physical activity. When we eat a lot of sugar it causes imbalances in our mental states. Our glands struggle to regulate the sugar levels in our bodies with the release of insulin. The end result is a lack of energy and mood swings due to our bodies shutting itself down for either the need of having to get rid of the toxins or your brain saying it needs more because you’re having a sugar crash.
Refined sugar resembles a drug in that during the refining process everything of nutritional value is removed. Refining means to make “pure” by extraction or separation. What remains is something so indigestible that your body has to rob itself of vital nutrients to assimilate the toxins.
For those of you who have the notion that sugar is natural and healthy it might me worth knowing that 90% of what is ‘natural’ has been removed and what remains is a deadly toxin that disrupts the functions of your body and leaves you sick, tired and wanting more.
Still have doubts? Have a look at how this ‘natural’ product is manufactured-
Via heating, mechanical and chemical processing, all vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, enzymes and any other nutrient is removed until only sugar remains.
Sugar cane and sugar beets are first harvested, chopped into small pieces, juice squeezed out, mixed with water, heated and lime added. Moisture is evaporated and the remaining fluid is pumped into vacuum pans to concentrate the juice. By this stage, the liquid begins to crystalize and is prepared to be placed in a centrifuge where any remaining residues are spun away. The crystals are then dissolved by heating to the boiling heat before being passed through charcoal filters.
After the crystals condense, they are bleached white usually with either pork or cattle bones. Throughout the refining process, 64 food elements are destroyed. All of the potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, manganese, phosphate and sulphate are removed. The A, B and D vitamins are also completely destroyed. Amino acids, vital enzymes, unsaturated fats and fibre are gone. All that’s left is a highly addictive and deadly concoction.
There is one simple message here. If you want quality of life, more energy as well as lose weight or just feel generally better, kick sugar out of your life. It is a drug and like all drugs only causes damage in the end.