In the documentary, "Hungry For Change", all the experts equate sugar to cocaine. Makes sense, both are the super refined part of the plant. The plant as a whole is not going to be addictive and lead to inflammation, but when you extract and concentrate the sugar it becomes a legal drug.
So, how much is too much? Well, if you want to be able to eat in America today, you are going to have to consume excess sugar (that not naturally found in food). Women shouldn't have more than 100 calories, 24 grams or 6 tsps of sugar per day, men are allowed only 50 more calories or 3 more teaspoons. That's not much. I was heating red pepper and tomato soup yesterday and read the label. One cup = 12g of sugar! I usually can eat more than one cup, but one cup is half my acceptable excess sugar. I've been reading more labels lately to become more aware of all the extra sugar/inflammation I am putting into my body. It is amazing the things you will find it in, and at a significant quantity, as well.
Excess sugar is stored as fat in the body. It can be stored in the organ tissue itself, or in adipose tissue. If you are looking to lose weight this spring, drop the sugar and add pure water. "Fake" sugar should not be used as a substitute. That is a whole other topic, but for now know that the pink, blue, and yellow packets cause weight gain, are neurotoxins (kill the nervous system cells) and nephrotoxins (kill kideny cells).
Read your food labels. Cook with as many raw and natural ingredients (no boxes, bags or cans) as possible. Do a good cleanse to re-set your system. Increase water intake and healthy fats.
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Yours in Health, Love & Beauty,