The Dangers of Sugar
- February 10, 2014 |
- by The Family Cooks
Our friend Dr. Mark Hyman has written an article for The Huffington Post entitled “Eggs Don’t Cause Heart Attacks — Sugar Does.” As he explains:
“A rigorously done new study shows that those with the highest sugar intake had a four-fold increase in their risk of heart attacks compared to those with the lowest intakes. That’s 400 percent! Just one 20-ounce soda increases your risk of a heart attack by about 30 percent.”
And yet more than 70% of the people in this country receive 10% of their daily calories from sugar. And 10% of Americans get 25% of their calories from sugar! Not surprisngly, the biggest culprits are sweetened beverages.
“This is a major paradigm shift. For years, we’ve been brainwashed into thinking that fat causes heart attacks and raises cholesterol, and that sugar is harmless except as a source of empty calories. They are not empty calories. As it turns out, sugar calories are deadly calories. Sugar causes heart attacks, obesity, Type 2 diabetes, cancer and dementia, and is the leading cause of liver failure in America.”
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